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MARKET GARDENERS AND FLORISTS 

Are entitled to receive my special wholesale prices, which are 
published in December and March, in a small, handy little 
catalogue just fitted for your pocket. 

These prices are for those only who are 
raising truck or flowers for sale 

If you are in this class, let me have your request at once, for 
it will save you money. 




There's a New Arrangement in this Catalogue 

It has long been customary for seedsmen to list their Novelties and Specialties in the front pages 
of the book. This may call special attention to them, but it causes trouble and bother in not listing 
them all alphabetically with the other sorts, and oftentimes the new, fine things are overlooked for 
this cause. So I have abandoned the old plan, and now have them in the Alphabetical General List. 

NOVELTYl lg^ IDENTIFIED IN THIS WAY '^li ^SPECIALTYi 



I^I^Qp*! CrODS^ past season has not been a good one for maturing many kinds of seeds. 

* The hot, dry weather early cut the American Pea crop, and the dry, hot 

weather in France and Germany and England has seriously affected the crops of Beet, Carrot, Celery, 
Parsley, and many other seeds. High prices for these items will prevail, but those in this catalogue 
will compare favorably with those of other high-class houses. 

As in the past, I have tested and examined during growth a number of new varieties of vegetables 
which I am offering this year for the first time, and I hope you will try them all, as I know they are 
of sterling merit. 

I want all of my customers to have courteous and liberal treatment and the best possible service, 
and if at any time aught should occur to cause any dissatisfaction, I trust you will not hesitate to 
bring the matter to my attention, assuring you that my utmost endeavor will be to adjust it in a 
manner entirely satisfactory to you. 

Please notice the liberal discounts for seeds in packets and ounces and my remarks regarding the 
prepayment of freight on larger orders. 

For a complete index to the catalogue, see the last page. Yours for the best garden on earth, 

PHILADELPHIA. JANUARY. 1912 WALTER P. STOKES. 



HOW TO ORDER STOKES' STANDARD SEEDS 



SEEDS BY MAIL. The Rural Free Delivery Mail Carrier 
brings my seed store, with its complete equipment, right before 
every farmer's door. No branch of our great government has 
ever been established that has been so instantly popular and 
serviceable to the farming communities all over the land as 
this Rural Free Deliverv' Service. Their daily calls keep the 
farmer in touch with the outside world in a manner which was 
unknown before. 

SEEDS MAILED POSTPAID. In considering my prices, 
both of new and standard garden seeds, please bear in mind 
that I pay the postage by the packet, ounce, quarter-pound, 
pound and pint. 

HOW TO ORDER. Please be careful to sign your name, 
post office, county and state on each and every letter sent me. 
Cash should accompany the order. You may remit at my risk 
either by post office order, bank draft, express order, or cash by 
registered letter. I am responsible for the safe arrival of the 
seeds. — whether sent b\' mail, express or freight. 

You Run No Risk sending cash with order. My 
reputation or financial responsi- 
bility can be learned from an>' bank or merchant who subscribes 
to either of the Commercial Agency Reports. 



Liberal Discounts, when ordering seeds in packets, 

you may select 50 cents 

worth of seeds extra for each Si sent. Thus, any one sending 
Si for seeds in packets may select to the value of Si. 50; for S2, 
to the value of S3: and for S3, in packets to the value of S7.50. 
My packets are large size ancl liberalh- filled with seed, and with 
full cultural directions printed thereon. 

In ordering seeds BY THE OUNCE, 25 cents' worth of 
seeds extra is allowed. Thus, in seeds in ounce packets, you 

may select seeds to the value of $1.25 for each Si sent. 

On all orders from this catalogue 
amounting to Si 5 and over, pro- 
vided that ai ka>t one-half of this amount shall be for small 
Garden or Flower seeds, I will jircpay the freight or express 
charges to all points east of the Mississippi river. To all 
points west of the Mississippi river I will pay the freight on 
orders amounting to S25 and o\-er. pro\-ided that S20 worth 
of such orders is in small garden seeds. Potatoes are not 
included in either of these offers. On all orders for less amounts 
than the above, I will dcli\er free on lioard in this city to 
Express, Railroad or Steamship Compan\-, and the purchaser 
must, in all cases, pay the freight, except as offered above. 



Freight Prepaid. 



stokes' Floracroft trial grounds and greenhouses at Moorestown, N. J. Visitors always welcome 



ABOUT SHORT CROPS AND HIGH PRICES 

For two or three years past we have had short crops, particularly in Garden Peas and a few other items, but never before in 
the history of the Seed Trade has there been such alarming shortages as in the seed crops of 191 1. Garden Peas were almost a fail- 
ure the entire world over; not only are they short in this country, but they are short also in England and Germany, which are the 
two countries most largely producing them, outside of the United States. In France and Germany, where are produced our "Golden 
Self-blanching" Celeries, nearly all of our Carrots, many of our Beets and Mangel-Wurzels, Parsnip and Parsley seeds, they have 
had very unfavorable weather, scorching heat and drought. All of this, together with depleted stocks for the last two years in many 
items, have made unusual scarcities and, consequently, very greatly advanced prices, as you will see in all Seedsmen's Catalogues this 
present season. In many cases I have to pay four times the original contract growing price in order to get the crops that are due 
me. These purchases have been made onlv from growers who are accustomed to produce for me, and whose stocks are thoroughly 
trustworthy. Under these conditions, early orders in many items are absolutely essential, if the best stocks are to be had. 

Sincerely yours, WALTER P. STOKES 




Stokes' Standard Summer Cabbage 




STOKES'STAN DARDI 



Stokes' Standard Early Tomato 



"STOKES' STANDARDS" 

A New and Good Idea in Seed Selling 

Throughout this Catalogue you will notice near the 
top of each Vegetable of import- 
ance this sign. It means it is a 
"STOKES' STANDARD," that is, the VERY BEST. 

ITOKES' STANDARDS" are growing in popularity, and have 
again been immensely successful the past season. If you are 
uncertain what varieties to order, or are inexperienced in 
gardening, order *'Stokes' Standards," and the very 
best is yours. Hundreds of my customers order *' Stokes' 
Standards " right through the list, and are delighted with results. 

*' Stokes' Standai'ds " are so easy to order, just say Stokes' 
Standard Early Beet, or Stokes' Standard Watermelon, and I'll know 
what you mean, and you will get the best Beet and the finest Water- 
melon the world produces. 

"Stokes' Standards" are not only the best varieties there are, 
but every seed is fresh this year and of the strongest vitality and will 
^row. The risks in gardening are practically eliminated with 
"Stokes' Standards." 

Try them once, and you are my friend. WALTER P. STOKES 




COPYRIGHT, 1911, BY WALTER P.STOKES 





WALTER^ p. STOKES 


219 Market Street. PHILADELPHIA, PA. 


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Stokes' Vegetable Seeds in Alpliabetical Order 




ARTICHOKE 



Culture. — In Febiuan- or March sow in liotbed, transplant to the open in ilaj-, in rows 3 or 4 
feet apart, and 2 feet apart in the rows. Should give globes the same year. Seed sown in May and 
transplanted in June has to be wintered. Tie up leaves, then bank with dirt ; will mature the second 
year. 

Giant Green Globe. Produces large, globular heads, thick, succulent scales, the bottom of which 
is the edible part. Boiled till tender, it makes a delicious dish. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., K'b. $1. 

Jerusalem Artichoke. (Tubers only, no seed.) Sometimes used as a table vegetable when 
pickled, but their greatest value is for feeding hogs. Tubers, lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. Si. postpaid; 
freight or express, pk. $1, bus. 83- 



ASPARAGUS 



Culture. — Sow the seed thinly in rows i foot apart in April or May. Thin out the seedlings to 
3 or 4 inches in the row, saving the strongest; 4 to 5 pounds of seed are required per acre. Set out 
the one-year-old plants the following spring, as per directions for planting the roots given below. An 
Asparagus bed for family use is more quickly established by planting two-year-old roots, which should 
be set out in the spring in a rich soil. Dig a trench 18 inches deep, in which put 8 to 10 inches of 
well-rotted manure. On this put 3 to 4 inches of good soil, and lay the roots 12 to 15 inches apart. 
Then fill up the trench with good soil, leaving the plants 4 to 6 inches below the surface. These 
rows for the family garden should be made 5 feet apart and should be given a good top dressing of 
coarse manure, after the bed has been cut in the spring, and well forked in. The bed should not be 
cut until the third year after planting, so as to let the roots get fully established. 

One ounce of seed will sow 40 feet of row; 7,260 roots will plant an acre 



Early Giant Argenteuil. ^^^Jsji^ 



Early French Giant. 



SPECIALTVl 



5SS 

Early Giant Argenteuil Asparagus 



NE FRENCH- 
SEED. Thisisthe 

finest Paris Asparagus. The stalks grow to a mammoth size, as will be seen from the illustration. 
When well grown, some stalks weigh four ounces each. The head is slightly pointed, and the scales 
with which it is covered are very closely set, overlapping one another. The flavor is superb. My 
seed is saved from the largest plantations near Paris. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 20 cts., lb. 65 
cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 50 cts.. in lo-lb. lots at 45 cts. per lb. Strong, one-year-old roots, 75 
cts. per 100, $5.50 per 1,000. Strong, two-year-old roots, $1 per 100, $6 per 1,000. 

The earliest ; large and prolific. This new sort is a great im- 
provement on the popular Palmetto .Asparagus. It has proven 
it'~elf to be ten days earlier than the Palmetto, of quite as large size, and superior in flavor and color. 
Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. Two-year-old roots, Si.25 per 100, S6 per 1,000. 

Donald's Elmira. Originated bj' Mr. A. Donald, a prominent market-gardener of Elniira, New 
York. Its delicate green color is notably difi'erent from either the Barr's Philadelphia Manimoth 
or Palmetto. Stalks tender and succulent ; shoots mammoth in size, twelve stalks frequently weighing three 
to four pounds. Seeds, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 5^lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. Two-year-old roots, 75 cts. per 100, 
$5-75 per 1,000. 

Palmetto. Although of southern origin, it is well adapted to the North, and is extensively grown for the New 
York and Philadelphia markets, where it brings high prices, owing to its large size, beautiful color and 
regularity of stalk. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 40 cts., 
5-lb. lots at 35 cts. per lb. Two-year-old roots, 75 cts. per 100, §5. 50 per 1,000. 

Barr's Philadelphia Mammoth. One of the standard sorts, but, luifortunately, it has developed a ten- 
dency to rust in some sections, though in others it is no worse in this particular than other varieties. Seed, 
pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Mlb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., postpaid; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5-lb. lots at 30 cts. per lb. 
Two-year-old roots, 75 cts. per ico, $5 per 1,000. 

Conover's Colossal. The old standard original variety. Seed, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., 
postpaid ; by express, lb. 35 cts., 5-lb. lots at 30 cts. per lb. Two-year-old roots, 60c. per 100,54.50 per 1,000. 




Philadelphia*' Asparagus Bunchers 



No. 

No. I. Asparagus Buncher 



As will be seen from the illustration, this Buncher has been greatly changed 
from its former style, and each Buncher is furnished with a knife guide, making all 
the bunches uniform in length. The catch works automatically and is sure. After 
filling the Buncher, the back falls back automatically, to allow the string or tape to 
be inserted while still in the clasp. Each Doz. 

No. I. Makes bunches 3 inches in diameter, 6 to 9 inches long $1 ,50 S15 00 

2. " " 4 " " " 7 to 10 " " I 50 15 CHI 

" " 4 " " .. " 8 to 12 " " 1 75 17 50 




RED TAPE FOR TYING 

This is a strong Red Tape of absolutely fast 
Price per spool of 1,000 yards, 82- 



ASPARAGUS 

color and ni«kcs a \crv attractive 




2-year-old Asparagus Roots 



RAFFIA FOR TYING ASPARAGUS 

Large asparagus growers find this substance to give better satisfaction for tying asparagus into bunches 
than twme. It is fight, strong, neat, durable and cheaper than any other tying material made. Useful for tying 
No. 3. Asparagus Buncher plants, vines, etc. Lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. Si. 40, 100 lbs. $12: in hale lots (about 225 lbs.), 10 cts. per lb. 



^ .^^^^^^ gggpin VEGETABLE ^EEDS 




Brussels Sprouts 



BRUSSELS SPROUTS 

Brussels Sprouts are highly esteemed for cooking during the- 
late fall and winter months. The sprouts resemble miniature cab- 
bages, growing densely on the stalk of the plant, and are very 
tender and of as fine a flavor as cauliflower. 

Culture. — Sow in May, the same as cabbage or cauliflower, 
and transplant, in July, one foot apart in the rows, which should 
be I to 2 feet apart. Let them remain until after frost. They are 
very hardy and will stand this way until severe freezing weather, 
when they can be taken up and buried the same as cabbage. 

Long Island Strain. The finest strain grown on Long Island for 
the Xew York market. Long Island grown seed. Pkt. lo cts., 
oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 



Improved Half-Dwarf, or Paris Market. A half-dwarf strain bearing sprouts growing closely 
on the stalk. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

BEANS 

CULTURK. — Early in the spring, after the ground is perfectly warm, the Beans should be sown 
in drills 2 inches deep and 18 inches to 2 feet apart, dropping the Beans 3 inches apart in the drills. 
Hoe well in dry weather and plant every two weeks for a succession. 

1 quart will plant 100 feet of drill, and 2 bushels will plant an acre 

BEANS, GREEN-PODDED BUSH 

Large, full-sized packages of any variety of Beans, lO cts. each by mall, postpaid. Half- 
pecks and half-bushels at peck and bushel rates 



Stokes* Standard Green-pod Bush. 



STOKES'STAN DARDI 



These 
Beans 

are absolutely stringless and from 5 to 6 inches long, crisp, round, full and fleshy and a splendid 
yielder. Pkt. 10 cts., Hpt. 15 cts., pt. 25 cts.; by e.xpress, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 4 qts. 80c., pk. Si. 50. 



Giant Green-pod Stringless Valentine. 



One 
of the 



SPECIALTY] 



best Green-podded Beans on the entire list, either for the home garden or for market. It is very 
early, exceedingly prolific, with pods fully one-third longer than the old standard "Red Valentine." 
The pods are round and handsome and without any string. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; by e.\ 
press or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.50, bus. I5.50. 

Bountiful Bush* This is a flat-podded Green Bean; enormously prolific and continuoii-- 
* bearer, being the first in the spring and the last in the fall ; absolutely 
stringless, very tender and excellent flavor. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid ; by e.xpress or freight, 
qt. 25 cts., pk.'$i.50, bus. $5.50. 

Full Measure. 



A new, round Green - podded Bush Bean. A 
cross between the famous "Yosemite Mammoth 



NOVELTY I 



Wax" and the old Refugee, and inherits the good qualities of both. Pods are 5 inches long; round, 
firm but tender; entirely stringless and remains fit for use many days after maturity. Pt. 25 cts., 
qt. 40 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.60, bus. $6. 

The Refu- 
gee Bean is 

o ie of the best known varieties, but the great trouble was that it had a string when broken. This 

new stringless sort is a triumph of cart- 



Keeney's Stringless Green Refugee. 



NOVELTY I 





Giant Green-Pod Stringless 
Valentine Beans 



Extra-Early Red Valentine. 



Giant Green-pod Stringless Valentine Beans 



ful selection and crossing, as it shows 
the same handsome pod as the old Bean, 
but without any string whatever. Pt. 25 
cts., qt. 40 cts., by mail, postpaid; by 
express, qt. 25 cts., Hpk. 85 cts., pk. 
$1.60, bus. $6. 

This is America's standard 
green - podded dwarf Snap 
Bean. Ready for picking 45 days from planting; yields prodigiously, with its 
full, round, meaty pods of unsurpassed tenderness and quality. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 
40 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.25, bus. $4.75. 

Black Valentine. Very popular in the 

— ^— ^— — — — South for shippmg 
to market, being a very vigorous, strong grower, making a long, handsome 
Bean, very meaty and one of the best and most prolific market sorts. Pt. 25 
cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.20, bus. $4.50. 

This is two weeks earlier than the old 
standard "Late Refugee," with Beans 
equally good in every way. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., postpaid; by express or 
freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.25, bus. $4.75. 

Late Refugee, or 1,000 to 1. JJSel^Sdsomfro'und 

pod, very meaty and prolific and hardy ; enormously productive. Pt. 25 cts., 
qt. 40 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1.20, bus. $4.50. 



PEC I ALT Yl 



Extra-Early Refugee. 




WALTE P^ P. STOKES 




BEANS, WAX-PODDED 
BUSH 



Sure Crop Stringless Wax. '*^ KNOVELTYl 

The Sure Crop Stringless Wax is a dwarf-growing varietv ; strong, 
vigorous vines producing early, rich yellow pods of extra size, 
measuring 7 to jii inches long, more than one-half inch wide and 
nearly one half inch thick, and of excellent quality. But this is not 
all. It is one of the most prolific Bush Beans known to the trade, 
producing beautiful, rich yellow pods which sell at sight and taste 
like more. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts. postpaid; by express, pt. 25 cts., 
qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. Si.35. pk. S2.50. 

Stokes* Standard *lM kSTOKES'STAN DARDI 

Very vigorous and productive, 
with long, round stringless 




Wax-pod Bush Bean. 

pods, free from rust and a clear, light, waxy yellow color. Pkt. 10 cts., 

'Apt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts. 85 cts., pk. S1.60, bus. $6. 

kNOVELTYl 




Michigan White Wax Bean. T'"^ splendid va 

nety may be briefly 

described as a white-seeded Golden Wax. It is one of the earliest bush or snap beans. The 
vines are very vigorous and unusually productive. The pods are golden yellow, fully as at- 
tractive as our well-known Golden Wax and of the same exceptionally fine quality. The seed 
is white, a most valuable feature as the dried white Beans always have a market. Price, pkt. 
10 cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid; bj' express, qt. 35 cts., Kpk. $1, pk. $1.75, bus. 56.50. 

Round-Pod Kidney Wax. 



SPECIALTY] 



The most valuable 
wax Bean yet intro- 
duced. Strong grower, with long, round, handsome stringless pods, solid and full of meat : 
crisp, brittle and free from rust ; wonderfully early and productive. Pt.25 cts., qt. 45 cts., post- 
paid ; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $:.6o, bus. $6. 



Pencil-Pod Black Wax, The finest black wax-podded Pt 

Bean, with long, stringless, rich-looking pods $0 

Keeney's Rustless Golden Wax. Absolutely rustless : 



MAII., POSTP.^ID 



Qt. 



EXPRESS OR FREIGHT 

Qt. Pk. Bus. 



Wardwell's Kidney Wax 

pods 

Currie's Rust-proof Black Wax, 



Very popular; long, broad, flat 
Heavy yielder : 



at- 



Hodson Wax Pod. Long, handsome wax pod, free from rust: 
profitable on account of great vigor 

Stringless Refugee Wax. A very fine wax-podded Bean, 
enormously prolific; absolutely rustless 

Prolific Dwarf German Black Wax. An old standard 
sort. Round pod, tender and stringless 

Michigan White Wax. Important Novelty, see above 

BEANS, POLE OR RUNNING 

New Golden Cluster Wax. Large, rich golden yellow flat 

pods. Seeds white 

Lazy Wife's. Best and largest green-podded snap-short pole 



25 


So 45 


So 30 


Si 50 


S5 


75 


25 


45 


30 


I 50 


6 


00 


25 


45 


30 


I 60 


6 


00 


25 


45 


30 


1 50 


5 


75 


25 


45 


30 


I 50 


5 


75 


25 


45 


30 


I 50 


5 


75 


25 


45 


30 


I 50 


5 


75 


30 


50 


35 


I 75 


6 


.SO 



White Crease Back, or Fat Horse. One of the earliest 
round pod 

Kentucky Wonder, or Old Homestead. Very long, round, 
straight pods ; early 

Scarlet Runner. Very ornamental as a climber with bright 



The Czar, or White Runner. The large white butter bean; 

excellent for table Pkt. 10 cts... 

Painted Lady. Showy red and white blossoms; very pretty 

as a vine ; fine Pkt. 10 cts., }^ pt. 30 cts. . . 



30 


50 


35 


2 


50 


9 


00 


30 


50 


30 


I 


85 




00 


25 


45 


30 


I 


75 


6 


50 


25 


45 


30 


I 


75 


6 


50 


30 


55 


40 


2 


50 






30 


55 


40 




50 







50 



BEANS, WHITE-SHELLING 

White Navy, or Pea Bean. .-\ productive standard sort... 20 
Royal Dwarf, or White Kidney. Very productive ; fine 

for baking 20 

White Marrowfat. Well known ; extensively grown for 

winter 20 



35 
35 
35 



20 I 10 4 00 
20 I 20 4 25 

20 I 20 4 25 



Round-Pod Kidney Wax Beans 



Under "Pole, or Running" Beans, you will find listed the "Scarlet Runner," "The 
Czar, or White Runner," and "The Painted Lady." These are all very ornamental 
climbers and would grace your front porch. The last one is a beauty. The Beans are 
also good to eat. The Czar is a fine shell Bean for winter use. 



Pokes'' ;^TAND/a^ 



LIMA BEANS 



Culture. — All Lima Beans are very susceptible to rotting in cold, wet ground, and should not be planted until warm weather fairly 
sets in. One quart of Lima Beans will plant about loo hills, allowing four to five beans to a hill ; 20 quarts will plant an acre in hills 4 by 4 
feet. Poles 8 to 10 feet long should be firmly set in the hill before planting the seed. Poles should be set 4 feet apart each way. 



Dwarf Bush Lima Beans 

Fordhook Bush Lima Beans 

The only stiffly erect ^V^Cc DC/"- 1 A 1 tnxI 
bush form of the Po- ^^ ^^ '"^'^^ ■ ■ I 

tato Lima. Both pods and beans are twice the 
size of the Dreer's Bush Lima. 

Fordhook Bush Lima is altogether unique, and has 
a stiffly erect habit, branching freely, but with all the 
branches lield upright. It has an ideal bush growth, 
which is strikingly different from the low-spreading 
growth of the Dreer's Bush Lima. Fordhook Bush 
Lima bears tremendous crops; the beans are ready for 
use fully tliree weeks earlier than any other of the pole 
Lima varieties. The plump, well-filled pods are twice 
as large as those of tlie Dreer's Bush, while the beans 
are also twice the size ; the pods measuring 4 to 5 
inches in length, containing four to five large beans. 
Pkt. 15 cts., !^pt. 20 cts., pt. 35 cts., by mail, postpaid; 
by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.25, pk. $2.25. 

Burpee " Improved Bush." Enormous 

pods, 

borne abundantly and well filled and very early. These 
are the largest pods of any of the Bush Lima Beans ; 
vigorous bush with heavy foliage; plants uniformily 
upright. Pods measure 5 to 6 inches long by iK inches 
wide. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 40 cts., by mail postpaid; by ex- 
press, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.25, pk. $2.25. 

Dreer's Bash. Possesses all the good qualities of 
the Dreer's Pole Lima, growinj^ vigorously about 2 
feet high and showing no disposition to run. It pro- 
duces pods in great abundance. The beans grow 
close together, four, and sometimes five, in a pod, and 
are thick, sweet and succulent. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 
cts., qt 50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 
35 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7.50. 

Wood's Prolific Bush. An Improved Henderson 
Bush Lima. Earlier than tlie Burpee' s Bush Lima, 
but somewhat smaller in size of bean. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid ; by express or freight, 
qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.80, bus. $7. 

Henderson's Bush. Size of the small Southern or 
Sieva Lima. Enormously productive. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 
50 cts., postpaid; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., 
pk. S1.75, bus. $6.50. 

Pole Lima Beans 




POLE LIMA BEANS, continued 



Carpen teria 



novelty! 

Green-Seed ed Pole liima. ^ Lirna 

— — — — — — — ^ Bean with 

Green Seed is always greatly desired. This new Bean 
was found by one of the largest Lima Bean farmers, 
in California. Its superiority and wonderful produc- 
tiveness are very marked. The vine is of strong, vig- 
orous growth, with many branches or runners, pro- 
ducing a great many large pods which are closely 
filled with large, broad-seeded and plump, thick, 
green-colored, perfect Beans. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., 
by mail postpaid; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts., 
4 qts. $1.25, pk. $2.25. 

Stokes' 



3tokes'stan dardI 

stan dard Pole I^ima. Very prolific, 

with immense 

pods hanging in large clusters, frequently with five 
large beans to the pod. Pkt. 10 cts., 'Apt. 20 cts., pt. 
35 cts.; by express, pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts., 4 qts. $1.30, 
pk. $2.50. 

In this new Bean we 
have one that is earlier 
than any other variety of Lima Bean, of unsurpassed 
quality and with pods of immense size. The pods grow 
in large clusters and are always well filled with most 
delicious beans of a beautiful green color. This will be 
found the best Bean for those who want Limas, and 
owing to their location have only a short season to 
mature them. Pkt. 15 cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail, post- 
paid; by express, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 

Shotwell's Im- 



Early I<eviathan. 



specialty] 

proved Thick-P ole Lima, is of the thick 

^ or potato 

Lima class, but will be found a decided improvement on 
the Dreer's Improved Pole Lima or any other Bean of 
its class in earliness, productiveness and fine quality. 
All claims made for it have been fully substantiated by 
hundreds of our customers who tried it in past seasons, 
and we regret we have not room here to publish the 
many strong recommendations received from them. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid ; by freight 
or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2, bus. $7.75. 

Ford's Mammoth -Podded Pole 



This Lima Bean is the result of over twenty 
years' selection by the late James Ford, 



Dreer's Improved Challenger, or Potato. When green, is as 
large as the Large Lima. Thicker, sweeter and more tender and 
nutritious, remaining green in the pod for a long time after matur- 
ing. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by express or 
freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 

Jersey Extra-Early. The pods are large and numerous, invaria- 
bly haying from four to five beans in each. These Beans appear 
in Philadelphia markets nearly two weeks ahead of ordinary 
Limas, selling at from $3 to S4 per bushel of pods, and, previous to 
the introduction of Siebert's Early, were considered the earliest. 
Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, 
qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 

King of the Garden. More prolific than the ordinary Lima, bear- 
ing pods 5 to 6 inches long in clusters of four and five, with five to 
six beans in a pod. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid; 
by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.85, bus. $7. 

Salem Improved. A selection from the large Lima Bean, of extra- 
ordinary size and deep green color. Pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts., post- 
paid ; by freight or express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 

Large White (Extra Selected Size). The well-known favorite. 
Our strain is fine. Pt. 25 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid ; by express or 
freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $1.75, bus. $6.50. 



Fordhook Bush Lima Bean 

who was one of the oldest market-gardeners around 
Philadelphia. The pods grow to an average length of 8 inches, are 



produced in great clusters, with from five to seven beans per pod, 
of most excellent quality for using either green or dry. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., postpaid ; by freight or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. 
$1.85, bus. $7. 

Stokes* Evergreen. ""^ j^p^EC I ALT Y) 



The Stokes' Evergreen not only holds the full size and great pro- 
ductiveness of the Salem Improved, but has the remarkable addi- 
tional quality of holding in all stages of growth, and even when 
dry and shelled, the deep green color of the unripe state, giving the 
appearance of beans fresh from the vine when cooked. Pkt. 10 cts., 
pt. 35 cts., qt. 60 cts., postpaid ; by express, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 

E. W. Meadors, Salem, Ind., writes September 14, 1911: 

"I am a market-gardener and used your seeds this year. I made a grand 
display of vegetables grown from your seeds at our county fair, which was 
held at Salem, Ind., September 5 to 8, 1911, and took first prize over all 
other displays; almost everybody asked me where I got my seeds, and I told 
them I got them of Stokes. This was surely a great advertisement for your 
seeds. I can highly recommend Stokes' seeds to be true to name and of the 
finest quality." 




WALTER^ p. STOKES 219 Market §treet, PHIbA[)ELPHIA,RA.. 




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Early Model Red Globe Beets 



GARDEN BEETS 

Culture. — Sow as early in the spring as the ground can be 
worked (one ounce will sow 60 feet of drill, five pounds will sow an 
acre), in drills i foot to 15 inches apart; and when the seed is well 
up thin them out from 4 to 6 inches apart. Sow everj'two weeks for 
a succession up to the first of July. 

SHORT CROP. The crop of Beet Seed Is very short owing to 
adverse weather conditions, hence the much higher prices 
than usual. 

Early Model Red Globe. 

This fine, distinct table Beet is remarkable for its uniform shape, of 
very deep colored flesh and has a fine, sweet flavor. It has a small 
green leaf, ribbed crimson, and a very small tap-root. The bulbs 
develop quickly and can be sold when very young. Smooth and free 
from small rootlets. Skin and flesh are of an unusually deep rich 
blood-crimson, retaining this color when cooked ; valuable for can- 
ning and pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., ?{lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, by 
mail, postpaid; bj' express, lb. $1.40, 5 lbs. S6.50. 

New Fireb all. ( Very short crop.) 

^— ^— Perfectly globe- 
shaped, and ten days to two weeks earlier than Crosb3 's Egyptian. 
Its very small leaf-stalks and tiny tap-root make it desirable as an 
early forcing variety for market-gardeners, and for sowing in frames. 
Skin smooth ; the flesh is solid, with a very sweet flavor and of an 
intense bright red color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2, 
postpaid. 

New Columbia. dwarf variety with a flattened, 

— — deeply buried root, the skin of which is 
almost black and the flesh blood-red ; very early — almost equal in 
this respect to the extra-early Egyptian. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 
40 cts., 
lb. $1.50, 
p o s t - 
paid. 



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Lanier's Soperba. 



Mr. VVm. Lanier, one of Philadelphia's oldest 
and best -known market -gardeners, for many 
years supplied its market with the handsomest and most salable beets to be had. 
He was a careful grower, and by careful selection improved the style and shape 
until he had them as nearly perfect as Beets could be made. It is a semi-half- 
long sort, of a beautiful bell-shape ; dark red color and tender quality. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50; 5-lb. lots, by express, $1 per lb. 

Rllbv Dulcet. more nearly globe-shaped than Lanier's Superba ; is 
— ' not quite so earl3', but in every other respect is a hand- 
some market sort ; small top, small tap-root ; skin and flesh deep, rich purplish 
crimson; fine-grained, sweet and tender in all stages of growth. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 50, 5-lb. lots, by express, $1.35 per lb. 

Dark StinSOn. This is a finely-bred variety for summer market. The 
* roots average 2l4 inches in diameter, with richly col- 
ored leaves only five inches in length. Beets are smooth and regular in form, 
with small tap-root. Flesh is fine grained, free from an}' woodiness, even when 
fully grown, and is of dark red coloring. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 12 cts., '{lb. 35 cts., lb. 
$i.2.s, postpaid. 

Mrs. M. a. B. McKenzie. Catawissa, Pa., R. F. D. i, wTites Aug. 10, 1909: 

"Your garden seeds always gave satisfaction, especially the Siokes' Standards. The beets, 
muskmelons, watermelons and in fact all of them, were of the best. Stokes' Standard 
watermelons were the best we ever raised." 




Ruby Dulcet Beets 



HERE IS A NEW PROPOSITION 



CASH PREMIUMS ON SEEDS GIVEN GRATIS 

For every order of 50 cents or more I will put in, gratis, a packet containing a mi.\ture of seeds (mostly vegetable), in- 
cluding many oddities and novelties and choice new varieties that will be exceedingly interesting and valuable in any garden. 

There are many useful and beautiful plants that are only known in certain localities or to certain nationalities that are 
totally unknown to others, and yet they have real merit, and part of the object of this offer is to get your curiosity aroused 
to try out these odd things, and so I offer them in this free distribution. 

LIBERAL CASH PREMIUMS will be offered on the packet to those raising the greatest number of successful plants 
from the packet. Prizes will also be given to those exhibiting this collection at any agricultural show, either local, county 
or state. Suitable cards for placing on the exhibition will be sent to intending exhibitors. The packet will be liberal in 
size and will amount to considerable value. 



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GARDEN BEETS, continued 

Stokes * Standard Early. ^ very early Beet of excel- 

y lent quality and flat ni 
shape. The flesh is tender and of a very rich red color. Pkt. s cts., 
oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si-50. 

Stokes' Standard 



IMEain-CrOP. Beet-perfection for table use. 
* almost 



Skin and flesh are of 
40 cts., lb. $1.50. 



round and 
crimson color. 



STOKES^STANDARDI 

Uniform shape> 
has a very small tap-root- 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb- 



This is the most 
important Market 
Gardeners' and 
I sell four times as 



Crosby's Improved Egyptian. 

stokes' Special Strain 

household Beet that is offered in the entire list, 
much '' Crosby's Egyptian " Beet as any other one kind. The stock 
I offer is the very finest that can be obtained ; absolutely true and 
uniform to type, as shown in the illustration on this page. It is very 
early, beautiful, uniform shape, good size, flat rather than round, 
with dark red skin and flesh. It is also very largely used for forcing 
in hotbeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., !^lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.65, 5 lbs. by 
express, $1.50 per lb. 

Stokes' Eclipse Beet. '^^'^^ the largely used 

popular Beets, and I offer a very 
fine strain of it for which I have a great reputation among the Phila- 
delphia IVIarket Gardeners. It has round, globe-shaped, smooth, 
blood-red roots, with small tops, and is a great favorite on account 
of its shape, its tenderness, and juicy fruit. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
%\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, 5-lb. lots by express, $1.35 per lb. 

Detroit Dark Red. ^ globe-shaped ; rich, dark flesh 
' and skin. Very popular with canners 

and as a market variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 50c., lb. $1.65. 

Extra-E arly Egyptian. standard very early 

^ Beet, with small top; blood- 

red. Very desirable for first early but gets tough if left in the ground 
too long. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 12 cts., ''<(lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 




Crosby's Improved Egyptian Beets 



white. Oz. 15 cts., K'b. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25 
Edmand's Extra-Early Red Turnip. 



Select List of Best Garden Beefs 

All varieties in regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. per packet. If ordered sent by express, deduct lO cts< per lb. 

Ford's Perfected Half-Long. Handsome, half-long, pointed shape ; color rich, dark red ; very early. Oz. 15 cts., Hlh. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Lentz Extra-Early Blood Turnip. A favorite market gardeners' Beet around Philadelphia. Very early and sweet, ringed red and 

5-lb. lots, by express, $1.10 per lb. 

Round in shape, very sweet and tender ; skin and flesh deep blood-red. Extra-early. Oz. 

15 cts., '/^Ib. 40 cts., lb. I1.25. 
Bastian's Early Blood Turnip. A very early and popular sort, with a small top. Oz. 15 

cts., %\h. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Early Bassano. Very sweet, light-colored flesh; fine turnip-shaped. Oz. 15c., Klb. 40c., lb. $1.25. 
Bastian's Half-Long. Fine half-long Beet: dark red color; excellent keeper; half-long, 

smooth, blood-red ; an excellent half-long, late sort. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Long Smooth Blood. Large, long, very late ; blood-red. Oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet, " Giant B kl lU ■ ELTYl 




Lncullus." 



New Swiss Chard, or Spinach Beet, 
" Giant Lucullus " 



The Swiss Chard is growing more popular as a vegetable each season. This 
new variety is a great acquisition. The stalks are as thick and broad as 
rhubarb. The plants grow to a height of from 2 to 2K feet, and the stalks are from 10 to 12 
inches long below the leaf. These stalks are delicious when cooked and should be served in 
the same manner as stewed celery and asparagus. The leaf portion of the " Giant Lucullus" 
is heavily crumpled or savoyed and is very crisp and tender. The leafy portion of the foliage 
is cooked and served in the same manner as spinach. The leaves and stalks, being served as 
separate vegetables, af- 
ford two distinct dishes 
from the same plant at 
onetime. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. 
$1.25, by mail, postpaid; 
bv express, lb. $1.15, 5 
lbs. $5.50. 

"New White 
Silver" Swiss 

Chard. This new va- 
nety is beau- 
tiful with a broad silvery 
white mid-rib and beauti- 
fully curled light green 
leaves; very strong 
grower. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
12 cts., 5<lb. 35 cts., lb. 
$1.25, by mail, postpaid. 




Lanier's Superba Beet (see page 6) 





MANGEL-WURZEL AND SUGAR BEETS 

I strongly recommend the Mangels and Sugar-Beets for feeding to cattle, sheep and swine. The roots grow 
to very large size, make a much heavier yield than turnips, and are more nutritions and fattening for food dur- 
ing the winter, largely increasing the yield of milk in cows. They can be grown at trifling cost. 

Culture —All Mangels require a deep soil, so put a subsoil at least a foot to i8 inches deep and apply 
plenty of rich stable manure. Sow (five to eight pounds to the acre) in rows i8 inches to 2 feet apart, 
and thin to 8 inches in the row. As soon as frost occurs, dig the crop, and if wanted for gradual con- 
sumption during the winter, they should be heaped to a height of 5 or 6 feet on a dry, sloping situation. 
As the weather gets colder, cover with salt hay or corn stalks, and afterward sufficient soil to protect 
from freezing weather. By this gradual process of covering all danger of heating is obviated. 

New *'Giant of Battles," Mangel-Wurzel Beet. ^^ ^NOVELTYi 

This is the giant of all Mangels, valuable not only for its high percentage of succulent feeding matter, 
but also for its phenomenal j'ield of tons per acre. As shown by the cut, \hey grow cylindrical in 
shape, with red flesh, and grow largely out of the ground above the surface of the soil, so that the\- are 
easily harvested, and their shape prevents their being broken in handling. Crops as high as 40 to 60 
tons to the acre are not unusual, with single roots frequently weighing 20 to 30 pounds each. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz 10 cts , li\h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid; by freight or express, lb. 65 cts., 5 lbs. (sufficient for 
one acre) $2.75, 25-lb. lots and over at 50 cts. per pound, 

!:^rior -^SPECIALTY] 



The Chirk Castle Mangel-Wurzel Beet. 

its handsome, thick, uniform shape and very broad shoulders, its diameter being greater and its 
weight much heavier than the Mammoth Long Red. Flesh is deep red, containing less water and 
more sugar than man\ other Mangels, making it more nutritious and milk-producing. Sheep also 
thrive better when fed on it, picking out pieces of it in preference to other kinds. It was originated in 
Scotland, where it has been known to produce 60 tons to the acre Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Xlb. 25 cts., 
lb. 75 cts., postpaid ; by freight or express, lb. 65 cts., 5 lbs. (enough for i acre) $2.75, 10 lbs. and over 
at 50 cts. per pound. 

A smooth, yellow-fleshed 
Mangel ; the roots are of 
which 



Golden Tankard Mangel. 



"Giant of Bat- 
tles" Mangel 
(Tons Per Acre 
Mangel) 



large diameter, tapering quicKly at the bottom, which is quite 
broad, with only a small tap-root. It grows largelj- above the soil 
and is easily harvested. It j ields an enormous bulk on good land, 
and can be grown closely in rows. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., 
postpaid; by freight or express, not prepaid, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. (enough for 
one acre) S2.25. 

Mammoth Long Red Mangel. Sometimes called Jumbo, Norbitan, Giant and 
Colossal. Extensively grown for stock-feeding. Oz. 10 cts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 75 
cts., postpaid ; by express, lb. 6> cts., 5 lbs. S.i. 
Golden Giant Intermediate (Yellow Leviathan IMangel). Grows more than 
half above ground ; flesh white, firm, sweet. Oz. 10 cts., }i)h. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., 
poFtpaid; by express, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. $2 25. 
Champion Yellow Orange, or Globe. Heavy cropper; succeeds on light land. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 

cts., lb. 60 cts , postpaid; by express, lb. 50 cts , 5 lbs. $2.2^. 
Giant Half Sugar Rose. A cross of the Mammoth Red Mangel and Improved Sugar-Beet, containing 
more sugar than other Mangels; roots large, long and smooth, and of a beautiful light rose tint; 
fine quality and a heavy cropper. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid; bv express, lb. 50 
cts , 5 lbs. S2.25. 

Vilmorin's Improved White Sugar-Beet. Very rich in sugar. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., 
postpaid; by express, lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. $2.25. 



CHICORY 



Whitloof. 



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This makes one of the most delicious of all salads. The seed 
is planted in May or June In the open ground, and in the fall 

the roots are dug. The roots are then planted in earth in a dark, cool place in the 
cellar or under a greenhouse bench. Finely blanched crisp leaves are thrown out, 
and, when cut. new leaves form. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 'X\h. 40 cts., lb. Si-.SO. 
Large Rooted, or Coffee. The roots are dug in the fall, dried, cut in thin slices, 
roasted and ground : are used largely as a substitute for coffee. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

COLLARDS (COLE WORT) 

Collards are largely used as "greens" in some parts of the country, especially 
South. They are a form of cabbage, hearins; new leaves as the old ones are pulled off. 
Georgia. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

CORN SALAD, or FETTICUS 

One ounce will sow 18 square feet, and 6 pounds will sow one acre 

Broad-leaved (Large-seeded). A delicious salad, used during the winter and 
spring months as a substitute for lettuce, and is also cooked and used like spinach. 
Sow in Fpring in drills one foot apart. It will mature in six weeks For early spring 
use, sow In September and winter over like spinach. Postpaid pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. and over, 50 cts. per pound. 



CHIRK 
CASTIE. 
MANGE.U 



CRESS 



Whitloof Chicory 



One ounce will sow about 15 square feet 

Extra-Curled( Pepper Grass). Fine flavor; will cut several times. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
10 cts.. '/(lb 20 cts., lb. 60 cts. 

True Water Cress. A well-known aquatic plant, with oval leaves, making a deli- 
clous and appetizing salad. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. ^i, lb. J.v.so. 

Upland Cress. Perennial; grown same as spinach ; flavor resembling water-cress. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. ^2.50. 

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Stokes; SgBb§l 



High-Bred American-Grown Cabbage Seed 

No vegetable is of greater importance to the market-gardener than the Cabbage, and to many growers the success or failure of this crop 
means gain or loss for the year. Cabbage seed, therefore, is the last seed in the list to buy because it is cheap. Much of the seed sold at a 
low price is imported from England, where, owing to their climate, it produces large quantities of seed ; but it is practically worthless 
(except a few early varieties) in America. I exercise exceptional care in growing and selecting my Cabbage seed. It is all high-bred 
American-grown, except such varieties as should be grown abroad to get the best results, such as the Danish Ball Head. 

CtTLTURE. — For the early supply, seed may be sown in September and the plants wintered over in coldframes, or seed started in hot- 
beds or coldframes early in the spring. For the fall crop, the seed should be sown early in June and the young plants transplanted to the 
rows during the latter part of July. In planting, be sure to set the young plants down to the first leaves. If it is desirable to economize 
space, lettuce or radish may be sown between the rows, as they will be out of the way before the Cabbage needs the room. 

One ounce of Beed will sow 300 feet of drill; 2 ounces sown thinly should provide plants enough for 1 acre 



Stokes' Earliest. 

^— — — — and naraest- 
heading of all first-early Cabbages. For 

over twenty years this splendid Cabbage 
has been a leader. It has steadily grown 
in favor, and is today the standby of 
many of my best friends. It is ten days 
earlier than Early Jersey Wakefield, and 
is unsurpassed in fine quality, great 
beauty and vigor of growth. With it you 
can command the early market in yi>ur 
neighborhood. The heads are slightly 
conical, large, solid and remarkably uni- 
form. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., 
lb. $3. 

St okes* Selected Early 

While 
this sort 

is not so early as Stokes' Earliest, it will 
be found to be the very best conical- 
headed sort to come in immediately after 
it. It heads up remarkably hard and 
solid, with but few outside leaves, which 
are unusually thick and heavy, enabling 
it to stand cold weather without injury 
when carried through the winter either 
in the open ground in the South or in 
coldframes in the North. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., Vilh. 85 cts., lb. $3. 



Jersey Wakefield. 



Stokes* Quick Cash. 



In mar- 
k e t s 

where aflat head is preferred to a pointed 
Cabbage, the Quick Cash will fill the bill. 
It is fully as early as the Early Jersey Wakefield, and grows to a 
good size for so early a sort. The stem is short, heads very solid, 
with few outer leaves. It has the peculiarity of heading firmly 
at a very early stage of growth, so that a Cabbage of the finest eat- 
ing and market quality can be obtained long before it has reached 
its maturity. Owing to the few outer leaves, they can be set close, so 
that the yield is very large. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts, J^lb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Stokes* Special All- 
Head Ear ly. ^ have a 
" specially 
selected strain of Long Island- 
grown All-Head Early Cab- 
bage which is one of the best 
quite early Cabbages on the 
list. The deep, flat heads are 
remarkably solid and very uni- 
form in color, form and size. 
The heads are quite free from 
spreading leaves, which ena- 
bles them to be planted close 
together, and the rows closer 
together than almost any other 
Cabbage of this class. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., 
lb. $3. 

Nokor Cabbage. 

A splendid medium-early large 
flat- headed Cabbage. Weigh 
12 to 15 lbs. each. Very solid 
and no core. Stands a long 
time without bursting. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., 
lb. $3. 




Stokes* Standard Early. 

One of the very earliest Cabbages known.^ 
Pointed head with a blunt or round peak. 
Hard and solid. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Stokes* Standard Sum- 



mer. 



Stokes' Selected Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage 




Stokes' Special All-Head Early Cabbage 
9 



An e.xcellent Cabbage for me- 
dium-early and main-crop use. 
Handsome green in color and of very 
Ifine quality. Sure to head and true to 
type; of medium size. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. I3. 

Market-Gardeners* No. 2. 

A large flat - headed Cabbage, coming 
in shortly after the Wakefield. This is a 
most excellent Cabbage, for which we 
have had a very heavy demand for years. 
It is one of the earliest large Cabbages 
on the list ; very compact, hardy, and 
answers an excellent purpose either for 
summer or winter use. It is fully a week 
earlier than the Early Summer. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Ideal Early and Summer 
Cabbages 

Large packets of the following varie- 
ties, 10 cts. each, except where 
noted. 

Early Spring. A round, flat-headed 
Cabbage, as early as Jersey Wakefield. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50. 

Charleston, or Large Wakefield. About a week later than Jer- 
sey Wakefield. Oz. 25 cts., }^lb. 75 cts., lb. $2.75. 

Early Winnigstadt. (Grown from Prussian Prize Stock.) Those 
intending to plant this variety will find my strain superior in ear- 

liness, size and solidity. A 
popular Cabbage. Uz. 25 
cts., Klb. 65 cts., lb. $2.2.s. 

Early Flat Dntch. I offer a 
remarkabi)' fine strain ; a 
sure solid-header. Pkt. 5c., 
oz. 25c., Klb. 65c., lb. $2.25. 

Henderson's Early Sam* 
mer. A most popular and 
superior second-early sort. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., J<lb. 
75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
All Seasons (Vandergaw). 
One of the finest, growing to 
a large size quickly. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts., J^lb. 60 cts., 
lb. $2. 

Henderson's Succession. 

An excellent second-early; 
on style of All Seasons. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Mlb. 85 
cts., lb. $3. 
Fottler's Improved Brans* 
wick. Large, solid heads; 
fine for early or late. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., 
lb. $2. 




WALTEF^ p. STOKES ^ 219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA^PA. 





rield of New "Copenhagen Market" Cabbage. Note solidity and great uniformity. 
Remember, as early as Charleston Wakefield 



Danish Cabbage 
Seed 

The Danes are the greatest Cabbage and cauliflower 
seed-growers on earth, and they do it thoroughly well. 
I persouallj' inspected their methods in Denmark, in 
the summer of 1910, and I unhesitatingly recommend 
the varieties below mentioned as giving splendid 
results. 

New Early Danish B il lU /ELTYl 
Cabbage, " Copenhagen Market." 

As early as Charleston Wakefield. This new Cabbage 
is very heavy and solid, like the Danish " Ball-head" 
type of Cabbage ; makes a fine, large, globe-shaped 
head with well-developed outside leaves, but is very 
much earlier in maturing than any of the Danish Cab- 
bages, and makes for us a very fine second-early va- 
riety, coming in about two weeks later than the "Early 
Jersey Wakefield." The heads weigh 14 to 16 pounds 



each. The seed is very scai'ce this year. Pkt. 10 cts., l4oz. 35 cts., oz, 60 cts., ^Ib. I1.75, lb. $6. 
Danish Ball-Head. ^^^^^^ highest price per ton in car-lots. The Danish Cabbages are grow- 
* ing more and more popular every year. This is because of their sterling merit. 
They seem to adapt themselves to all soils and conditions, and produce more tons per acre than almost any other Cabbage known. The 
" Danish Ball-Head " Cabbage is a sure header of great solidity and weight; are splendid keepers and sell on any market. They are 
medium to late in maturing, and are generally grown as a late winter crop. Every plant is sure to make a head, heads being round, hard 
and very heavy, though not extra large, and on this account can be grown in close quarters. It excels in keeping qualities, coming out of 
the pits in March or April, as fresh as when first put in, with absolutely no waste. The seed I offer comes from the finest sources of supply 
in Denmark, and is of the very highest grade. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid ; by express, 5-lb. lots at $2.25 per lb, 

Danish Round-Head. earlier short-stemmed type of the famous Danish Ball-Head. This new 

* type has very round, solid, heavy heads on short, thick stalks, and is less 
liable to be bent over by storms than taller varieties. The heads average larger in size than those of the Ball-Head type, and are heavier 
in weight than heads of even larger size of the best American varieties. The interior leaves are bleached to the purest whiteness. Pkt. 10 
cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Red Danish *' Stone-Head." "^'^'^ produces a round or ball-shaped head of great solidity, and 
— with a very deep, rich red color. Heads are perfectly round, from 

6 to 8 inches in diameter. The rich coloring extends to the center of the head. The extra dark color, remarkable hardness and large size 
make it the most desirable red Cabbage on the market. You will find this a desirable late Cabbage in every way. Pkt. 10 cts., Hoz. 35 cts., 
oz. 50 cts., Klb. $1.50, lb. $5.50. 



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" Glorv of Enkhnizen." This is a Holland product, and has made good in this country wherever 

=- ' — it has been planted. Produces a very heavy crop, is quite early, large 

and round ; always extremely solid and fine-ribbed, excelling in flavor almost all other varieties. It is exceedin 
of the flavor of the " Savoy " Cabbages than most other sorts ; quite dwarf and compact, allowing close planting, 
with few outside leaves. Color is a lightish green. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

JJg.'I'sai, or Chinese Cnt. should by all means try this novel Salad. My customers who have 

tried it are very enthusiastic over it. It is a very strong grower, reminds' 
one of Cos Lettuce in appearance, and makes verj' delicate greens 
for the table with a cabbage taste ; it will be found good as salad, as 
greens, and as cabbage. Plant in the open, just as you do lettuce, 
giving it plent)' of room. No one can possibly fail who attempts to 
grow it, and I am sure you will be pleased with it. Pkt. 10 cts., l4oz. 
20 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3.50, by mail, postpaid. 



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ly tender, and has more 
Heads ball-shaped and 



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READ WHAT IS SAID OF PE-TSAI 

Eli Rothermel, North East, Md., writes, July 30, 1910: 
Cut Cabbage is one of the finest salads that I ever tasted; 
with meat the same as cabbage; it was fine." 



"The Chinese 
also cooked it 



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Stokes* *'Worm-Proof 

Hardiana." Originator's stock. The late firm of Johnson & 

Stokes introduced this Cabbage some years ago, 

but one very hard winter the stock was lost, and it has been out of 
the market for some years. Fortunately, I have been able to pro- 
cure it again from the originator, and the stock I now offer is of the 
very finest quality. It is dark green in color with a slight reddish 
tinge on the edges of the leaves, ever)- plant making a hard, solid 
head, very large, often weighing from 18 to 25 pounds each. There 
is a natural glaze on the surface of the leaf whicli prevents, to a large 
extent, the ravages of worms, but entirely outside of this feature it 
is a magnificent late Cabbage for all purposes. My grower, the orig- 
inator of this Cabbage, says in a letter written September 10, igio: 
" I will send you two specimens of Cabbage heads by express. These 
were planted side by side. One is of the "Worm-proof" and the 
other is of another late variety, I think the "Late Flat Dutch." They 
were planted the same day, showing what the worms did to the 
"Late Flat Dutch," while the "Worm-proof Hardiana" alongside 
of it was almost entirely exempt." Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 45 cts., Klb, $1,25, 
lb. $4^. 




Stokes' Worm-Proof Hardiana Cabbage 



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Late Ca bbage 

stokes* Standard '' ^STOKES'STAN DARDi 

IjatOa &ne, large, late winter-keeping sort, of great solidity. 

* They are frequently 20 to 25 pounds each. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

"King of AU" Late, r ' ' ^'^'^ CnQVELTYI 

^ m a m - — 1 

moth Cabbage is the finest late winter keeper it is possible to get. 
Vet notwithstanding its great size and weight, for it is solid as a rock, 
it is extra fine in quality, nothing coarse or common about it. I un- 
hesitatingly recommend it as a great winter sort. Price, pkt. 10 cts., 
02. 35 cts., Klb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Londerback's A 11- the- 



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Year-Round. This cabbage, originated by Daniel Louder* 
* back, has for many years been the standard 
early round-headed Cabbage with Philadelphia gardeners, who pre- 
fer it to Early Summer and similar sorts, the originator frequently 
getting as high as jjio per pound for his seed. It is not only the finest 
early Drumhead in cultivation, but is equally good for second and 
third early, intermediate and late. Heading large, compact and 
solid, at all seasons. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 30 cts., %\h. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Volff a. ^ magnificent Cabbage for southern planters for 
^ — - early spring market, and for northern planters 
for early fall market. The plants are of very low growth with spread- 
ing saucer-like outer leaves, which shade the roots very effectively. It 
is very rapid in its growth, but it is a long time after maturity before it 
bursts. The heads are very deep through and smoothly round at the 
top. They are exceedingly hardy and solid and very heavy. Light 
grayish green color and 10 to 12 inches in diameter, and are very at- 
tractive in every way. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 




Field of Matchless Late Flat 'Dutch being cultivated with a No. 75 
Planet Jr. Two-row, Pivot Wheel, Two-Horse Cultivator. Price, $42 




Tliis is my 
matchless 



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Matchless Late Flat Dutch. 

strain of Late Flat Dutch Cabbage, and is unexcelled in producing uniform, handsome, 
very large, solid, compact heads. They are of extra-strong growth and in good soil 
will produce heads of enormous size. They are also splendid keepers, and for late 
winter use there is no better. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts.. Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

AN IDEAL LIST OF STANDARD LATE OR 
WINTER CABBAGE 

Sarehead. (Original seed.) Strong, vigorous; very uniform; large and solid. By 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Rockhead Winter. Large, perfect shape, sure header and long keeper. By mail, 

postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Hollander, or German Export. Heads solid ; medium size ; white; verj' distinct. 

By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Short-Stem Drumhead. Surpasses the old Late Drumhead, ripening earlier. By 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 



Danish Round-Head Cabbage (see page 10) 



Large Late 
Drumhead. 

Old favorite 
winter sort ; 

valuable for main crop. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 
Premium Flat Dutch. Largely grown for main crop ; a favorite 
for winter market. By mail, postpaid, pkt. lo cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 
60 cts., lb. $2. 

Hard Heading Savoy. A fine American-grown strain of beauti- 
fully crumpled and wrinkled Savoy type. Heads are large, solid 
and tender. By mail, postpaid, pkt. lo cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., 
lb. $2.50. 

Perfection Drumhead Savoy. Large, loose heads, nearly round ; 
fine quality. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 60 cts., 
lb. $2.25. 

Improved Red Dutch Erfurt. Very hard head ; deep blood-color; 
for pickling. By mail, postpaid, pkt. loc, oz. 20c., K lb. 6oc., lb. $2. 

Mammoth Red Rock. Largest, hardest-heading and best red Cab- 
bage. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75c., lb. $2.50. 

Mr. I. S. Petrie. of New York State, writes, April 27, 1910: 

"Wish to inform you that I had the finest crop of Cabbage last season that I 
ever raised in my life, and I have grown Cabbage for the last fifteen years; al- 
most every plant proved to be a first-class Cabbage. The seed which this crop 
was raised from was seed I purchased from you last year. Thank you for your 
honest seeds and prompt dealings." 
Mrs. E. J. Hill, of Iowa, writes: 

"I found the 'Nokor' Cabbage, the seed of which I bought from you, to be a 
fine fall Cabbage. The 'Bonny Best' Tomato was fine, best I evar raised." 

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Matchless Late Fiat Dutch Cabbage 





Deninaxk is the great Cauliflower country, and our best seed comes from there. 
This is a Danish farmhouse and they sell the heads by the pound 



Danish Dry Weather. 



It is a well 
known fact 



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that Cauliflower thrives best near water. This makes Long Island and the 
Puget Sound country the greatest Cauliflower-growing sections in the United 
States, but in the Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower we have a strain that is 
particularly adapted for growing away from water, and will succeed where 
others will fail. On this account it makes fine, large, solid heads, weighing 
from 3 to 8 pounds. Th's Danish Dry Weathei Cauliflower can even be grown 
in such dry-weather states as Arizona, where the Agricultural Experiment 
Station, in its Bulletin No. 35, speaks veiy highly of it. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si, 
Koz. Si. 65, oz. S3, Klb. Sio. 

Gilt-Edge Early SnOWbaU. E.xtra-fine stock. For forcing un- 

— Si der glass durnig winter and early 

spring, or for planting later in the open ground, no stock of Snowball can sur- 
pass it, and no Cauliilower ever grown is more satisfactory. Pkt. 20 cts., Hoz. 
Si 25, oz. S2.25, Klb. $7- 

Extr a-Earl y Dwarf Erfurt 'Extra selected). For forcing 
— or open ground. Pkt. 15 cts., 

Moz. Si-2,=j, oz. $2, ;{lb. S7. 




CAULIFLOWER 

Cauliflower is the highest-priced vegetable seed OB 
the entire list, but my customers can depend upon the 
seed li.sted below as being the very best. 

Culture. — The treatment of Cauliflower is very 
similar to that of cabbage. For spring crops the seed 
should be sown in hotbeds early in Februar)-, trans- 
planting the young plants to the garden early in April. 
For the main or fall crop, seed should be sown about 
June and the young plants set out the latter part of 
July. 

One ounce will produce about 1,500 plants and sow 
about 40 square leet. One-half ounces and one-half lbs. 
furnished at ounce and pound rates. 

Stokes' "H ^STOKES'STAN DARDj 
Standar d Cauliflower. ^ splendid 

strain, very 

early, close-growing and compact, making fine, large 
snow-white heads 9 to 12 inches in diameter. Pkt. 25 
CIS., Vzoz. $1.65, oz. S3, Xlb. $11. 

Early Alabaster . Wl- I LCI ALT Yl 

This is not only one of the earliest and quickest- 
growing Cauliflowers, but it grows to a very large size 
and is handsome in every way. It is of very dwarf, 
erect habit, with short outer leaves. It is a sure 
header, every plant forming a large, solid, perfect head 
of the finest quality. Pkt. 25 cts., 5 pkts. Si, }4oz. Si. 65, 
oz. S3, i^lb. Sio. 




Early Alabaster Cauliflower 



Heads of medium size, first-class, 
sure header. Pkt. 10 cts., Hoz. 45 



Has very large heads; 
white, firm and late. Pkt. 



Extra-Early Paris. 

cts., oz. 75 cts., Jilb. S2. 

Lenormand Short-Stem. 

10 cts., !;0z. 45 Cts., oz. 75 Cts., J^lb. $2. 

Lar^e Algiers. Market-gardeners' popular late sort 
— . 10 cts., '/20Z. 4, 

Veitch's Autumn Giant. 

50 cts., '.^Ib. Si-50. 



Pkt. 

cts., oz. 75 cts., ^Ib. $2. 
Very large and late. Pkt. 
10 ets., Hoz. 30 cts., oz. 



Danish Dry Weather Cauliflower 



H. Eugene Robbins. Ncwficld. N. Y.. writes. March 9. 1911 : "You send 
so many seeds in a packet we had enough left over from 1909 to plant our 
garden last j ear. Every seed grew as good as they did before. We bank on 
Stokes' seed every thne." 



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ST0ICE§'^TANDARR SEEDgTI VEGETABLE .^EEDS 



CARROTS 



(Very Short Crop) 



Culture. — For early Carrots for table use, sow as early as the ground can be worked ; for late crop, 
until the latter part of July; early in August for a winter crop. For the main crop, sow from the middle of 
May to the first of July. Thin out in the row from 5 to 6 inches apart, with rows 12 to 14 inches apart. Hoe 
often and deeply between the rows. Light, sandy loam, richly manured, is the best soil. 

One ounce will sow abont 125 feet of drill; 4 pounds will eow an acre 

All varieties in regular large-sized packets, at lO cts. per pVit., postpaid. Deduct 10 cts. per lb. from 
prices if ordered sent by freight or expressi when express price Is not given 



Stokes' Standard. 



y^\h. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Rubicon Half-long Orange. 



A beautiful stump-rooted type of a rich, 
dark orange color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 



STOKES'STANDARDl 



The best and most popular half- ^jMtc pp^i a | T'vl 

long Carrot. Earlier than Dan- ^ I 

vers, heavier and thicker at the shoulders, making it more productive ; the leaves are also shorter and tiiiei . 
A wonderfully heavy cropper, producing from 30 to 40 tons to the acre under good culture. Oz. 25 cts., U lb. 
70 cts., lb. $2.50, by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. and over, at $2.25 per lb. 

Danvers Half-Long. Top small, color rich orange; shape 
stump-rooted, handsome and smooth; superior quality ; valu- 
able also to grow for feeding stock, being well adapted to all 
soils. Oz. 25 cts., M\h. 70 cts., lb. $2.50, by mail, postpaid. 
Nichols' Long Orange. Much earlier than the old Long 
Orange, with shorter top ; color deep golden orange when 
young, shading to a deep orange-red when fully grown. Per- 
fectly smooth and grows without neck. Oz. 20 cts., '/lb. 60 
cts., lb. $2.25, by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. and over, $2.10 per lb., 
by freight or express. 
Earliest Short Hern, or French Forcing. The earliest small 
round forcing Carrot. Oz. 25c., '4 lb. 8oc., lb. I2.50, postpaid. 
Early Scarlet Horn (Short Horn). Old standard and favorite 
early sort. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. S2.50, by mail, postpaid. 
Oxheart, Guerande. Early, short, thick, very smooth and 
handsome. Oz. 25 cts., % lb. 6oc., lb. $2.25, by mail, postpaid. 
Early Half-Long Scarlet, Pointed. Very productive and 
handsome; fine quality. Oz. 25 cts.. K'b. 60 cts., lb. $2.25, by 
mail, postpaid. 

New French Market. (French Seed.) Fine deep orange 
color; beautiful, smooth, distinct, half-long shape, free from 
core. Heavy cropper and a great keeper. Oz. 25 cts., K'b. 70 
cts., lb. $2.50, by mail, postpaid ; by express, in 5 lb. lots, $2.25 
per lb. 

Chantenay (Stump-rooted). Similar to the old French Nantes 
Carrot. Oz. 2.s cts., '/lb. 70 cts., lb. f2 50, by mail, postpaid; 
l)y express, 5 lbs. and over, $2.25 per lb. 
Saint Vallery, or Intermediate Red. Rich red color; late, thick and smooth. 

Klb 70 cts., lb. $2.50, by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. and over, S2.25 per lb. 
Long Orange (Improved). Well-known standard sort. Oz. 20 cts., /lb. 60 cts., lb. 

mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. lots and over, $2 per lb. 
Long White Belgian. For cattle feeding; very productive and large. Oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 40c., 

lb. $1.2,';, by mail, postpaid. 
Large Yellow Belgian. Different from above in color; a fine late keeper. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 
40 cts., lb. $1.25, by mail, postpaid. 





Saint Vallery Carrot 

Oz. 25 cts., 
$2.25, by 



DANDELION 



Rubicon Carrot 



Common French. Popular for " greens " and blanching for salad. Pkt. 

/lb. 60 cts., lb. %2. 
Improved Large, or 

Thick-leaved. A very 

early and h e a 1 1 h f u 1 

spring salad. Sow early 

in drills 18 inches apart. 

Pkt. 10 cts.. oz. 40 cts., 

/lb. $1.25, lb. $4. 



5 cts., oz. 20 cts.. 



EGGPLANT 



Culture. — Sow in hotbeds very early in the spring, and trans- 
plant when 2 inches high into a second bed or into small pots. When 
the weather has become perfectly settled and warm, transplant to the 
open ground, setting them out in rows 3 feet apart and 2 feet apart in 
each row. One ounce will produce about one thousand plants. 

Stokes' Standard. 



STOKES^STAN DARDI 



Standard family sort, making large, beautifully formed fruit, purplish 
black in color and ver^- prolific. Pkt. loc, oz. 40c., /lb. $1.10. lb. $4. 
Early Black Beauty. Early; rich, glossy black. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 

40 cts., /lb. Jfi.To, lb. $4. 
New Jersey Improved Large Purple Smooth Stem. Fine, 

large purple; spineless. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., /lb. $\, lb. S3 5°. 




Early Black Beauty Eggplant 



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Smooth White Short-leaved Kohlrabi 



ENDIVE 

Culture. — Sow in June, July and August, thinning out the plants 
to about 8 inches apart. When the leaves are 6 to 8 inches long, tie 
them up either with j-arn or raffia grass. This is to blanch them, 
but it must be done when quite dry or they will rot. At the approach 
of winter, take them up with a ball of earth and place close together 
in a frame or cellar for use. One ounce will sow 15 feet of drill and 
will produce about three thousand plants. 

Mammoth Green Curled. Leaves are very crisp, tufty and full. 

Midrib is pure white, with large, white heart, fleshy and tender. 

Equallj' suitable for spring, summer and autumn planting. Pkt 

5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Giant Fringe, or Oyster, A very handsome variety, largely used 

in Philadelphia and other eastern cities to decorate the displaj- of 

oysters during winter in restaurants. By tying up the center, can 

be easilj' blanched. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb, 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Ever- White Carled. A beautiful variet}-; midrib yellow; leaves 

almost white, large size, crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 

'Xlb. 40 cts., lb. S1.25. 
Broad-Leaved (Escarolle). Large and sweet, blanched as salad. 

Pkt 5c., oz. 15c., %\h. 40C., lb. $1.25. 
New Berlin Giant. With market-gardeners, who tested it the past 

seasons, this new German Endive has proven to be by far the 

largest in cultivation, even excelling our Mammoth Green Curled, 

which it resembles in form and leaves, but of greater size. Pkt. 5 

cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 



KALE 




KALE, continued 

Dwarf Green Curled ^^g ^p ec I ALTVj 

Scotch* This is one of the best Kales for spring sowing. The 
* habit is verj' dwarf and spreadhig, and will rarely ex- 
ceed 18 inches in height. The leaves are of a bright green color, 
beautifully curled. Pkt. sets., oz.iocts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 



Culture. — It is cultivated and grown exactly as you would cab- 
bage. The hardy kinds can be sown in August and September, and 
will keep over winter with a slight covering of long manure or 
straw. One ounce will produce about two thousand plants. 

Imperial, or Long- 
standing. A beauti- 
fully curled and 
crimpled sort. Of 
strong, vigorous habit, 
perfectly hardy, bright 
green color, and very 
attractive appearance. 
Height 2 feet. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. ID cts., Klb. 
20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

Siberian Curled (Ger- 
man Greens). Thi.s 
variety grows a little 
larger and coarser 
than the preceding ; 
the leaves are not so 
deeply curled and are 
of a bluish green color; 
very hardy. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., 'ilb. 
20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 



Dwarf Green Curled Scotch Kale 



HORSE-RADISH 



Horse-Radish is grown from young roots or sets, which should be 
planted out in the spring. Thej- will form a large-sized radish, fit 
for use in one season's growth. Roots, 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. jjer 
100, postpaid; 50 cts. per 100, §3 per 1,000 bj- express. 
New Horse-Radish from Bohemia, "Maliner Kren." The 
roots grow to an e.xtremely large size, white as a parsnip. Sets 
planted in April will yield large roots in October if the ground is 
rich. Small roots ready for planting, 30 cts. per doz., $1.50 per 100, 
by mail, postpaid; by express, $1 per 100, S4.5ofor 500, S8 per 1,000. 



KOHLRABI 



Culture. — Sow in the spring in rows 18 inches apart, thinning 
to 8 to 10 inches apart in the row. Keep weeds down, and when 
bulbs are 2 to 3 inches in diameter they are fit to eat, and should be 
used at once, cooking the same as turnips. One ounce will sow 150 
feet of drill. 

Smooth White Short-leaved. This new sort is decidedly the 
best for market and table use, being much superior to Vienna. It 
is verj' early and the best for forcing as well as for outside growth. 
Bulb is greenish white, beautiful smooth shape and of the very 
finest te.xture and quality. Pkt. lOc, oz. 20c., J^lb. 60c., lb. S2. 

New Smooth Purple. Very short-leaved. Like the preceding ex- 
cept in color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. S2. 

Early White Vienna. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Early Purple Vienna. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Jilb. 50c., lb. S1.50. 




New Giant Italian Leek 



LEEK 



Culture. — Sow very early in the spring, in drills 6 inches apart ; 
thin out to 2 inches apart in the row. When about 7 inches high, 
transplant them in rows 12 inches apart and as deep as possible, but 
do not cover the young center leaves. Draw earth up to them as 
they grow. Take up and store in earth in a cool cellar before winter. 
One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill and produce about 1,000 plants. 

New Giant Italian, t h is -| 

11 e w 

Leek from Italy is fully twice the size of the ordinary London Leek, 
and much handsomer in appearance. Like the Italian onions, it is 
very mild and agreeable in flavor; extremely hardy and a fine 
keeper. Pkt 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. S1.50. 
Large American Flag. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15c., '.^Ib. 40c., lb. Si. 25. 



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CELERY 



Culture. — Sow the seed in a coldframe or dry border as early as the ground can be worked, 
in drills 8 to lo inches apart, covering the seed inch deep. When fairly out of the seed-leaf, 
they may be transplanted to another bed or else thinned out to 5 or 6 inches apart, and let 
them grow until wanted for transplanting out into the beds or trenches. Early in July in the 
North, or a month or six weeks later in the South, is the proper time to set out the plants in the 
trenches. The trenches should be shallow, and wide enough to hold one or two rows. These 
rows should be i foot apart and the plants .set about 8 inches apart in the row. As the plants 
grow, they should be earthed up to blanch them, care being taken not to let the earth get into 
the heart of the plant. For keeping over the winter, they can be either banked up with earth 
and covered over with litter to protect from frost where they have grown, placing boards on top 
to keep out the rain; or they may be taken up and blanched in a box in the cellar for winter use. 
One ounce of seed will produce about 2,600 plants 

Stokes* Standard Early Self-blanch- **lil ^STOKES'$TAN DARD| 

infi* ^ splendid self-blanching sort, full of "hearts," easily and quickly blanched for fall or 
"* early winter use. Pkt. 10 cts., Hoz. 75 cts., oz. $1.25, Klb. J4. 



A splendid 
mid - winter 



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Stokes* Standard Winter. 

and late-keeping sort; very heavy stalks, close, compact and a beautiful creamy yellow-white 
when blanched, and has fine nutty flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Stokes* "Nofault Giant" Self -blanching, ^^lis fine new Giant Celery 

IS offered with the greatest 

confidence that it will prove a winner. It is earlier and larger than "White Plume," fully as large as 
the "Golden Self-blanching;" very solid and of excellent flavor; much better than any other white 

Celery ; can be sown very 
early without its running 
to seed as many other va- 
rieties do. In height it 
usually stands 5 to 8 in- 
ches above the "White 
Plume." It originated in 
a block of "Giant Pascal, 





laving the size and quality of the parent, 
but with a distinct self-blanching habit which runs wonderfully true 
to the type. Pkt. 10 cts., Koz. 25 cts., oz. 50 cts., $1-50, lb. $5. 



Silver Self-blanching. 



The most popular Celeries are 
Golden Self-blanching and White 
Plume, and this Silver Self-blanching Celery combines in one variety 
the essential qualities of these two varieties ; in short, it has tlie robust, 
sturdy, compact habit, with the immense solid heart, crisp, brittle and 
tender qualities of the Golden Self-blanching, together with the beau- 
tiful silver self-b)anchi«g foliage of the White Plume. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 40 cts., yi\h. $1.25, lb. $4. 

Stokes' Paris Golden Self- 



SPECIALTY 



" Nofault Giant " Self-blanching Celery 



blanching I sell only French-grown seed of this most valuable 
■ Si of all Celeries, for either the amateur or market- 
gardener. All other strains have proven pithy and unreliable, so that 
1 do not sell any American-grown seed of this variety at all. Unfor- 
tunately, the French crop this year is a very short one indeed, owing to 
so tliat the price is necessarily higher this year than usual In tjiis origiiial Frencl 



the severe floods they had in the early spring of last yea 

strain great care and attention is given each year to the selection of the rich golden, solid type, and'my Stokes' "Paris Golden Self-blanch- 
ing" is, I believe, the very finest type of this Celery that is offered in the trade. It is very early, entirely self-blanching, with large, beauti- 
ful, golden yellow hearts; very crisp, solid and nutty. Price, pkt. 10 cts., l4oz. 75 cts., oz. $1.25, Klb. $4, lb. $15. 

Golden Self-blanching. Choice American-grown seed. Pkt. 10 cts., %oz. 25 cts., oz. 40 cts., MWi. $1.25, lb. $4. 

Stokes* W^inter Queen. Since the introduction of this very valuable Celery, it has become the most popular of all as a late 
■ * winter keeper, frequently being seen and selling at high prices in the month of May, after all other 

Celeries are done. It is, without doubt, the most valuable Celery for winter and spring use ever introduced. Stouter, thicker and heavier, 
with double the amount of heart of other sorts. Ribs perfectly solid, crisp and of nutty flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 

Olvers* Quick-growing \irhite Plume, a strain of white PlumeCelery, selected and improved until it is unquestion- 

^ — — " ably the earliest Celery known, being ready for market ten days to two weeks 

earlier than any other strain. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., J^lb. Si, lb. S3. 50. 



THE BEST OF THE STANDARD CELERIES 

Large packets 10 cts. each, except where noted 1^15 

White Plume. Very early and extensively grown for market $0 25 $0 60 $2 50 

Boston Market. White, crisp and solid; very dwarf, tender 25 60 2 50 

Giant Pascal. Popular green sort; very brittle; crisp and nutty in flavor 20 50 2 00 

Perle le Grand. A new, large, green Celery, for early and late use , 20 50 2 00 

New Rose. The best red Celery; solid and ornamental 25 50 2 50 

Golden Heart. Fine large, solid, waxy golden heart 20 50 2 00 

Perfection Heartwell. Large heart; superior quality; excellent for winter 20 50 2 00 

Sohamacher. Immense size; solid, crisp; firm golden yellow heart 20 50 2 00 

Fin de Sieole. A fine selection from Schumacher; fine keeper and shipper.... » 20 50 2 00 

Giant White Solid. Of tall, large size; very solid; pure white Pkt. 5 cts... 20 50 2 00 

CELERIAC, or Turnip-rooted Celery. Extra-large smooth Prague Pkt. sets. .. 15 40 150 

PLANET JR. DOCBLE CELERY HILLER. Invaluable to every large Celery garden. Price, $15.50. 

CELERY PAPER. Used for blanching Celery by large growers. Easjr to use, clean and effective. Rolls, 3 ft. wide, 70 cts. p»er roll of 
500 square feet, 10 rolls for $6.50, $30 per ton. 

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SUGAR CORN 

Culture. — Plant in hills 3 feet apart each way and 5 or 6 kernels 
in a hill. The ground should be made rich with well-rotted manure. 
Hoe well. To have the finest Sweet Corn, it must be picked in just 
the right condition ; that is wiien the skin of the grain breaks at the 
slightest puncture, and plantings should be made frequently enough 
to have a supply at this stage. The quality will be inferior if it is 
either a few days too old or too young. 

Floracroft Beauty. 



SPECIALTY] 

In "Floracroft Beauty" we have a Corn for earliness, size of ear, 
and quality, that has no equal on the market. It has a strong grow- 
in;j; stalk from 5 to 6 feet in height with ample foliage and quite long blades, generally w ith two, and some- 
times tiiree, good ears to a stalk, the ears being well set up from the ground. The ears are from 6 to 7 
inches in length and have ten to twelve rows of good-sized deep grains, which are exceptionally tender 
and juicy, possessing a rich, sweet flavor that will please all lovers of this popular and delicious vege- 
table. Pkt. 10 cts., /2pt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid; by express, pt. 20 cts., qt. 30 cts., 4 qts. 
85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Of a hue qualit)\ good- 
sized ear and of a fine 

flavor. Very early, but not the exceeding-dwarf sort. Pkt. 10 cts.. 



Stokes' Standard Earliest. 




STOKES'STANDARDl 



20 cts., 4 qts. 70 cts., pk $1.20. 



STOKES'STANDARDl 

Follows one week after the "Earliest," has 
arge ear with ten or twelve rows of 
grains: very sweet and tender. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts.; by express, 
qt. 20 cts., 4 qls. 70 cts., pk. S1.20. 



Stokes' Standard 



.STOKES'STANDARDI 



A fine, large-eared late Sugar Corn, very 
tender and sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts.; by 
4 qts. 70 cts., pk. $1.20. 



Golden Rod" Sweet 



NOVELTYI 

Yellow Corns are being greatly appreciated, as they 
lave a very delicious flavor, and this new "Golden 
Rod" Sweet Corn is no exception to this rule. It is a hybrid, result- 
ing from a cross between the "Stowell's Evergreen" and "Golden 
Bantam," and it possesses many of the merits of both parents. Tlie 
plant is sturdy and leafy, growing 6 to 7 feet high, bearing 2 ears to 
the stalk in 60 to 70 days from planting; the ears are 8 to 10 inches 
in length, filled with 12 rows of deep, succulent kernels of very 
delicious quality, exceedingly tender and melting. Giving to the 
heavy protecting husk, it maintains its eating qualities longer, and 
resists the attacks of insects, worms and smut to a greater extent 
than most other Corn. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., by 
mail, postpaid; by express or freight, pt. 20 cts., qt. 40 cts., Hpk. 
$1.20, pk. $2. 

Many know the de- 
licious flavor of the 
have a white variety 
It is one of the very 



White Mexican Sweet Corn. 



old Black Mexican Sugar Corn. Here we 
which has all of the good qualities of sweetness and flavor of the old dark type 

earliest varieties to mature that we have, furnishing edible ears from four to six days ahead of the 
Cory and quite as early as the Golden Bantam The plant is about 4 to 4'/4 feet tall, vigorous, healthy 
and productive. The ears, in size and shape, are like those of the Black Me.\:ican, apt to have tlie 
peculiar naked tip that is seen in the latter. We claim for the White Mexican a leading place in the 
very earlj* sorts, owing to its being so delicious'y sweet and of such fine flavor. Bv mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts., qt. 40 cts.; by express, pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., 'ipk. 80 cts., pk Si. 40. 




.Vhite Mexican Sweet Corn 




Golden Rod Sweet Corn 



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JQI^jg* 3^ j^EEDa.| VEGETABLE ,^EE^ 



SUGAR CORN, continued 

TTnlmAo* P>T«f>mo fifl-Djl V This is a very fine, very early Sugar Corn ; hardy, 
JAOlmeS fVemO W-Uay. be planted fuUy as early as the Early 

Adams and seed does not rot easily when planted early. The stalks grow about 5 feet 
high, and mostly bear two well-developed ears to the stalk. It is of extra-hne quality, 
very sweet and delicious. A good early market sort. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 
20 cts., qt. 35 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 25 cts., Kpk. 75 cts., pk. $1.25. 

r3.n1(1(^Ti "Ranfttm This Corn is extra early, very sweet and of a delicious 
^mUBll .0*1.11 LU.m. As indicated in its name, the grain when ready for use 

is a rich creamy yellow, deepening to an orange-yellow as it ripens. I do not recommend 
it as a market sort, as its color gives it the appearance of being old, but when once used 
it will be popular on account of its rich flavor. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 45 cts.; 
by express, qt. 30 cts., 'Apk. 85 cts., pk. $1.50. 

Snow Cream Table Corn. ^J^ choice sort for njarket.) it is only a few 

days later in maturing than Adams Early, but 





it has large ears, and when pulled at the proper age 
is of the most delicious quality and flavor, and with 
a most beautiful snow-white appearance. 

Snow Cream Table Corn is tender and makes a very 
handsome table Corn. It is very prolific, having two 
to three ears to a stalk, and is a rank, strong grower, 
not bothered with worms or smut. Snow Cream Table 
Corn has just the right-sized ears, generally 7 to 8 
inches in length and fr^m 12 to 14 rows of broad, 
attractive grains well filled to the tip, and it will 
produce more salable ears to the acre than any other 
variety of Corn. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts., 
postpaid; bv express or freight (not prepaid), qt. 
25 cts., pk. $1.25. 

The two points of this remarkable new Corn are its extraordinary earliness and 
sweetness. The early varieties of Sweet Corn do not, as a rule, yield as heavily 
as the later sorts ; but owing to the fact that the stalks bear from tw-o to three ears each, and that they 
are very dwarf, which admits of their being planted close together, it not only gives an early yield, 
but it gives one of great productiveness as well. By mail; postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts.; 
by express, qt. 25 cts., pk. $1 25, bus. $4.50. 

While not strictly a sweet Corn, this is a very profitable Corn to 
grow for early market. The grains, not being shriveled, are hardy 
and can be planted very early. Makes an ear 6 to 8 inches long, and fills the basket quickly, and is 
exceedingly attractive for market. Comes in with Adams' Early, and is much the same type, but 
with ears more than double the length ; recommended for market, but not sweet for home use. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 20 cts., qt. 3c cts.; by express, qt. 20 cts., pk. $1.10, bus. $4. 



Peep o'Day. 



Burlington Hybrid. 



Burlington Hybrid Corn 



SUGAR CORN, GENERAL LIST 

EXTRA-EARLY p°"'"Qt'' 

Adams' Extra-Early. Not Sugar Corn ; small ears for early use...$o 20 $0 30 

White Mexican. Very early, small ear but deliciously sweet 25 40 

Early Cory (Red Cob). A very early variety, with fair-sized ears 20 30 

New Mammoth White Cory. Has larger ears than the White Cory; 

white cob 20 30 

Early Minnesota. Nearly as early as Cory ; of dwarf growth ; ears 

white 20 30 

Peep o'Day. Very early sweet ; two to three ears to the stalk 20 35 

New Early Champion. Ripens ahead of Crosby ; large ears 20 30 

Metropolitan. Grows vigorously ; free from smut ; fine 20 35 

Kendel's Early Giant. Large, handsome ears, ready in 70 days 20 30 

Crosby's Extra-Early. Fair-sized ears ; of excellent quality 20 30 

Perry's Hybrid. Very early and of large size ; valuable for market .. . 20 30 

SECOND-EARLY, or INTERMEDIATE 

Potter's Excelsior, or Squantum. Ears large and well filled 20 30 

Shakers' Early. Very large, white grain ; early and productive 20 35 

Stabler's Early. Grains deep, of fine quality; fine for market 20 35 

Early Evergreen. Ears as large as Stowell's ; 10 days earlier 20 30 

Early Mammoth, or Asylum. A much earlier variety than the Late 

Mammoth 20 30 

LATE, or GENERAL CROP 

Country Gentleman. One of the sweetest of all for home table 20 3^ 

Zigzag Evergreen. Good-sized ears, deliciously sweet 20 30 

Shoe Peg, or Ne Plus Ultra. Small ears, with very irregular rows.. 20 30 

Stowell's Evergreen. Original stock as introduced by Mr. Stowell... 20 30 

Black Mexican. Black grains, sweet and delicious ; fine for home use. 20 30 

Egyptian, or Washington Market. Fine for market ; ears large .... 20 30 

Late Mammoth. The largest ear of all ; rich, sweet and superior 20 35 

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Stokes' Perfection White Spine Cucumber 



CUCUMBERS 



Culture. — For general crop, sow in the open ground as soon as the weatlier is sufficiently settled. Plant in hills 4 teel apart each wav. 
putting a shovelful of well-rotted manure in each hill. For pickles, .sow from the middle of June to the first week in July. If wanted verv 
early in the season, sow two or three seeds in a 4-inch pot and transplant these to the open ground when all danger of frost is over. 

One ounce of seed will plant about 60 hills ; two pounds will plant an acre 



STOKES'STANDARDI 



Stokes* Perfection White *^^I ^PEC I ALTY] 

Sp^Qe. '^'"^ magnificent Cucumber has been bred by careful 

—4- selection by a prominent grower in Rhode Island. It is 

quite early, enormously prolific and bears uniformly long, symmetri- 
cal, deep-green-colored fruits, faintly marked with'a light yellowish 
shading toward the blossom end. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., !i lb. 40 cts., 
lb. $1.25, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. for $5.50. 

Stokes* Standard. 

Early and prolific, producing uniform, beautiful, symmetrical fruit, 
dark green in color, shading toward the tip. verv tender and with 
small seeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., KIb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Stokes*_ Special Liong "^ M^PEC I ALTY] 

Green. Selected strain. I have a strain that is uniformly long, 

of good form, and with the large warts and spines well 

distributed over the surface, instead of being clustered at one end as 
in inferior stocks. Vines are vigorous and very productive, fruit 
about 12 inches long, firm and crisp. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 
cts., lb. 81.10, postpaid ; by express, 5-lb. lots at 90 cts. per lb. 




Green Prolific, or Boston Pickling 



Perfection Hothonse Forcing;. ^'^'^ splendid hot 

house Cucumber IS 

the result of repeated selections of greenhouse-grown White Spine 
Forcing, which has resulted in a Cucumber that is longer and darker 
green than the old variety. The fruits are even in size, very regular 
in form and very dark in color, with a few light spines showing at 
the blossom end. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. fi. 



Green Prolific, or Bos- 
ton Pickling. 



SPECIALTY 



This is a very prolific Cucumber; largely 
planted for pickles in New Jersev and Penn- 
sylvania. The fruits average 4 to 6 inches in length when large 
enough for slicing, and are of e.xcellent quality. It is, however, for 
producing medium-sized pickles that this variety is so highlv 
esteemed, as it is enormously productive, and if the fruits are kept 
gathered as soon as large enough, the vines will continue bearing 
throughout a long season. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., !41b. 30 cts., lb. 
90 cts., by mail, postpaid ; 5 lbs. by express for $.3.75. 



"Earliest of All." 



This new Cucumber is the earliest 
type of White Spine that is grown. 



being quite as early as the " Early Russian." which is a much inferior 
pickle. The fruits are of fine quality and the color an attractive 
dark green. For pickling it produces fruits which are straight. 
s(|uare ended and very firm. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. i.'s cts.. \ Ih. 35 cts., lb. 
Si . 10, by mail, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. for 54 .S"- 



Miss A. Slafter. Belmont, N. Y., writes: 

I want you to know how very satisfactorj- our Cauliflower Plants wore last 
year. The 'Danish Dry Weather.' of which we bought 2 dozen plants, all 
the plants headed, the last one weighing 6'j pounds, and one other head was 
5 '4 pounds; the otliers averaging .^M pounds. We took first premium on an 
e.xhibit at the County Fair, our first experience in taking vegetables. In ever>' 
way they are perfectly satisfactory." 

Etta Brown. Blowing Rock. N. C, writes March i, 191 1: 

"We are sending a small order for our seed. We like your seed t>est. My 
husband wanted to try some other house. I asked him why we should try to 
get any better. You ,«cnt me a sample of the Chinese Cut Cabbage last year. 
Wr liked it so much I order one packet this year, and it is so N-igorous and 
early we want no other greens when we have it." 



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STOKES- STANQ^Rp | 


VEGETABLE SEEDS 


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New Klondike Cucumber 



Two Superb Family and Market 
Cucumbers 



This is a hybrid sort 
of the White Spine 



specialty] 



3 PEC I ALT y1 



noveltyI 



Klondike. 

type which liolds its attractive dark green color longer than most 
other sorts. When of suitable size for shipping, it averages from 6 
to 7 inches, the ends are quite square, and it is about 2 inches thick. 
The quality is unsurpassed. The demand for it is growing rapidly. 
Its points of superiority are — extreme earliness, a prolific bearer, 
very hardy, producing fair crops under such unfavorable conditions, 
very dark green and holding its color and crispness for a long time, 
size just right for a slicing Cucumber. It is also quite firm when 
small; an excellent pickling sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., KIb. 30 
cts., lb. $1, postpaid ; by express, lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

Davis Perfect. Resembles a, 

• hothouse C u - 

cumber so closely that dealers cannot tell the difference, it being 
equally good for hothouse or outdoor culture. Ideal in shape, rich, 
dark green, uniform and regular. Tender, and as a slicing Cucum- 
ber fou the table is unsurpassed. Almost seedless one-third of its 
length from the stem end, and the seeds that are contained in it, 
when in slicing condition, are so small and tender that they are 
almost unnoticed. Exceedingly productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
%\b. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid; by express, lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs. $4, 10 
lbs. $7.50. 

New Lemon. The Lemon Cu- 
^— cumber is nearly 
A Noveliy of Merit round, with yellow and green markings and 
smooth skin similar to the lemon. The flesh is tender, crisp, and 
possesses a sweetness and flavor surpassing all other Cucumbers. 
The fruits are from to 3 inches in diameter, and very attractive 
in appearance. For pickling, either when green or ripe, they are 
unexcelled. They should be used for the table just as the fruits are 
turning yellow. Customers who grow the Lemon Cucumber say 
they prefer it for quality and productiveness to any other variety. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

This is a very early strain of 
the White Spine Cucumber, 
growing 4 to 5 inches in length, fine dark green color, with the 
usual white streaks at the blossom end. It will be found a desirable 
variety where earliness is an object. It is a fine slicing Cucumber, 
with small seeds. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. $1.10, post- 
paid ; 5 lbs. by express, $4.50. 

Perfected Jersey Pickle. '"^g j^^EC I ALT y1 

This variety is an improved strain of the old reliable "Jersey 
Pickle." It originated in the great pickle-growing district in Bur- 
lington county. New Jersey, where a large business is carried on in 
thisjine. It is a very choice strain, producing Cucumbers uniform 
in size, with thin skin, white flesh and few seeds. It is very crisp 
and tender in quality, and has the valuable ever-bearing habit 
largely developed. Where the largest quantity of Pickles is desired, 
the fruit should be gathered while small, as, if they are left to pro- 
duce larger fruits, it will soon check the growth and productiveness 
of the vine. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid; by 
express, 5 lbs. $4.25. 

"Stokes' Standards" are easy to order and are always 
dependable 



Coy's Early Cyclone. 



Fordhook Pickline. "^'"^ ^^"^ ^''^''y ^^^^ 

most prolific varieties for producing 
Pickles of medium size for both home use and market, or for pickle 
factories. The vines are extremely vigorous, yielding a large num- 
ber of fruits, remaining in strong, healthy growing condition longer 
than any other variet)-. The skin is stiff and tender and free from 
toughness when pickled. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %1h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Cumberland Pickline. '^^'^ ^ Y^^'y strong, vigorous 

grower, with fruit setting very 
freely. The young Cucumber shown in the illustration is thickly 
set with small spines. They are equally attractive for making small 
gherkins, medium-size or large pickles. The straight young fruit 
has the quite rough surface so much desired for small Pickles. The 
large-sized fruits average 8 to 10 inches in length, with full rounded 
ends, and are of good quality for slicing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 
Jilb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Select List of Cucumbers 

Larse packets 6 cts. Deduct lO cts. per lb. if ordered by 
express or freight 
Peerless, or Improved White Spine. A fine strain ; very early 

and handsome. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85c. 
Evergreen White Spine. Retains its deep green color in all 

stages of growth. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\b. 30c., lb. $1. 
Earljr Frame, or Short Green. For slicing or pickling ; produc- 
tive and early. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ^4 lb. 30 cts., lb. 90c. 
Westerfield's Chicago Pickle. One of the best Pickles ; very 

popular West. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Nichol's Medium Green. Thick through ; full ends ; for slicing 

or pickling. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., ii\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Giant Pera. Grows i to i feet long ; one of the best for table 

use. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
West India Gherkin, or Burr. Small ; prickly fruits ; best for 

small pickles. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., 02. 20c., Klb. 50 cts. 

Mrs. Ella Jacobs. Hedgesville, W. Va., writes, Sept. 16. 1911: "I thought 
I would write you a few lines to tell you how pleased we are with the Cucum- 
ber seed we got from you. We raised the largest Cucumbers around 
us. We raised Cucumbers from 12 inches up to 16 inches long. One Cu- 
cumber is 16 inches long from stem to bloom, and is 11 inches around the 
largest part, and around the smallest it is 10^2 inches. Don't you think they 
are large enough? 




Cumberland Pickling 



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WALTEP^ P. STOKES 219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA, PA 




LETTUCE CABBAGE OR HEADING VARIETIES 

All varieties at 5 cts. per packet, except where price Is glverii When ordered by expressi deduct iO cts. per pound 

Culture. — For early summer use, sow in hotbeds in March, sowing every two weeks for succession. Transplant the j-oung plants to 
rows 2 feet apart and 8 to 12 inches apart in the row. For winter use, sow in August, transplant to frames ; and for this purpose the small- 
heading varieties, such as the May King, are best adapted. The Cos varieties require to be tied up for a few days, in order to properly 
blanch them. 

One ounce will sow about 100 feet and produce 3,000 plants 

Stokes' Standard 



STOKES'STAN DARD^ 



Head. summer or fall use or in frames in the spring. Has 
a splendid large buttery head and is tender and beauti- 
ful. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ]4lb. 6o'cts., lb. $2. 

New Strawberry. 



The French 
are great 



noveltyI 



connoisseurs of Lettuce and salads of all kinds, and this new 
French variety comes to us with strong endorsement from these 
Lettuce-loving people. It forms a medium-sized head, very firm, 
and has a delicious, crisp, buttery flavor. Outside, its general 
appearance is dark reddish brown, but the interior of the head has 
a decided pink color, and, when dressed with oil and prepared for 
the table, it resembles a dish of crushed strawberries, hence the 
name. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %lh. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid. 



Stokes* Big Boston. 



Th is 

grand 



SPECIALTVl 



Lettuce is steadily gaining in popularity, until now it is more e.xten- 
sively grown than any other variety, either for private table or by 
the market-gardener. Whether grown in the open ground for sum- 
mer and fall use or in frames for spring and early summer, or forced 
in greenhouses for winter use, it invariably gives the greatest satis- 
faction, producing large, fine, buttery yellow heads, thoroughly 
blanched leaves, crisp, tender, sweet and white. It has compara- 
tively few outside leaves, and stands as long as any before shooting 
to seed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\h. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Mammoth Salamander. **!^g ^gpEQ|^[_YY| 

In the New Mammoth Salamander we have a variety which pos- 
sesses all the desirable qualities of the old Salamander, but grows 
to double the size. It is today the most rapid seller in New York 
and Philadelphia markets and always brings good prices. Pkt. 3 
cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 



Early May King. 



It is, with- 
o u t any 



specialty] 



question, one of the best Lettuces on the list for early spring plant- 
ing in the open ground. The heads are 6 to 7 inches in diameter, 
with the outer leaves very closely folded in. Of a clear light green, 
the outer leaves being slightly tinged with brown, the inner being 
clear, bright yellowish, with very rich oilj' flavor. Pkt. 10 cts., 02. 
20 cts., U\b. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

Best to stand heat. Its heat re- 
sistmt; qualities are unprece- 
dented, and during the hot summer it will remain longer without 
shooting to seed than any other. The outside color is a light j-ellow- 
ish green, becoming entirely yellow toward the heart, while its ten- 
der and crisp table qualities are perfect. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 
40 cts., lb. $1.50. 



Stokes' Summerlead. 



specialty) 



All S easons. ^ splendid hot- 

weather Lettuce. 

Makes fine large, firm and solid heads, light green outside and 

blanched to a beautiful 
creamy yellow inside. 
It is one of the best sum- 
mer heat-resisters 
known. Pkt .sc.oz. 15c., 
Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Sensation. T'^'s 

————— isone 
of the best all-year- 
round Lettuces in the 
entire list. It can be 
marketed when very 
young, as it forms a 
good solid head by the 
time it is half-grown. It 
is of a very light yellow- 
ish green color, of the 
very finest quality, and 
stands well as summer 
Lettuce. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15 
cts., '/i\h. 50c., lb. $1.50. 




Sensation Lettuce. A. splendid 
summer sort 




Stokes' Big Boston Lettuce 



This 
grail d 



NOVELTYl 



Twentieth Century. 

Lettuce is a strictly all-seasons variety. It is good for early spring 
in frames; also for midsummer, as it stands an immense amount of 
heat without shooting to seed; makes a large, round, solid and com- 
pact head, lightish green in color, with a wa.xy cream colored heart. 
Leaves of splendid substance, nicely crinkled and of very fine qual- 
ity ; tender, crisp, succulent and sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
Klb. 50 cts , lb. $1.75. 

White-seeded Tennis Ball, or Boston Market. A well-known 
forcing sort. Oz. 15 cts., 'Alb. 40 cts., lb. 51.50. 

Stokes* Hothouse. Double the size of Tennis Ball ; never rots. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Reichner's Early White Butter. Large, solid ; fine for forcing 
or open ground. Oz. 15 cts., 'A lb. 50 cts., lb. §1.50. 

Mongolian. A new variety from .^sia, valuable for spring- and fall- 
planting outdoors. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. Si-50- 

The Copperhead. Light brown outside, shading to light pink in- 
side ; crisp and handsome. Oz. 15 cts., ii\b. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

Silver Ball. Head white, solid, firm; splendid for spring and 
summer use. Oz. 15 cts., %lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 

White Russian Summer. Very large, handsome heads; fine for 
open ground. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., "4 lb. 40 cts., lb. Si-25- 

Philadelphia Dutch Speckled Butter. Fine, large heads of ex- 
cellent quality. Oz. 15 cts., U lb. 40 cts., lb Si. 25. 

Hornberger's Dutch Butter. Improvement on Dutch Butter ; 
private stock. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

California Cream Butter, or Royal Summer Cabbage. Fine, 
solid heads. Oz. 15 cts., '.,1b. 50 cts.. 11). Si-.so. 

Salamander. Fine, compact heads, which resist summer heat 
admirably. Oz. 15 cts., Ulb. 40 cts., lb. Si-25. 

Deacon. A large, solid cabbage Lettuce for summer; heads light 
green outside." Oz. 15 cts.. jjb. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Philadelphia Early White Cabbage. Hand.some heads of supe- 
rior quality. Oz. 15 cts., 'A\h. 40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

"STOKES' STANDARDS" ARE EASY TO ORDER, AND 
ALWAYS GIVE THE BEST POSSIBLE RESULTS 



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LETTUCE CURLED-LEAVED VARIETIES 

These are planted largely in some sections for an early 
spring supply. They do not form tightly folded heads, but 
make a close, compact bunch of leaves, and where the 
plants are properlv thinned and cultivated, they attain large 
size. This is the ''curly" Lettuce of the olJ-time gardens. 
All varieties in regular large-sized packets, at 5 cts. 
per packet, except where priccu 

Grand Rapids. "fi iSPECIALTYi 

This is a fine loose-headed variety of superior table merit, 
and is adapted either for open-air culture or forcing in 
frames or greenhouses. It originated at Grand Rapids, 
Michigan, and it has a great reputation as a forcing sort 
throughout the middle states and the West, and is largely 
grown also in the East and South. Its growth is large, yet 
compact ; leaves finely cut and of a beautiful yellowish 
green. The plants may be set as closely as 6x8 inches. It 
is a quick grower and a good shipper ; stands well before 
shooting to seed ; is free from rot. and is a favorite with 
the market-gardener. Pkt. 5c., oz. 20c., '4 lb. 50c., lb. $1.75. 

Stokes* Stan- ""Ijl ^STOKES'STAN DARDi 

dard Curled Leaf. Splendid; very early for 

summer use, has large, 
light green, crisp and tender leaves. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 
cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 

Black-seed Simp° 
son. Large, finely 
fringed. Oz. 15c., 
^Ib. 50c., lb. Jti.so. 
Early Prize-Head 
(Brown Cabbage). 





Grand Rapids Lettuce 



SPEC I ALT Yl 



Large, loose heads, tinged with brown. Oz. 15 cts., 'A\h. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

"^QXff Bdorse. The best curled growing Lettuce; large leaves, light 

green outside, blanching to light yellow inside; 

splendid for both early and sujumer use ; crisp and tender. Oz. 15 cts., }{\b. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Early Curled Silesian. A leading early curled sort; fine for cutting. Oz. 15 cts., '{lb. 40c., lb. $1.25. 

Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce. 



This is the most 
crisp and tender 



SPEC I ALT Yl 

of all Lettuces. It is greatly prized by many who are familiar with its good qualities. The leaves are 
long and narrow, and blanch to an almost pure white ; very crisp and mild in flavor. They can be 
eaten as celery dipped in salt, or make the celebrated " Salad Romaine " when treated with an oil 
dressing. Large pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

American Varieties Mixed. Fifteen kinds mixed in one package, giving a succession of fine Let- 
tuce the whole season. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1. 



Trianon Cos, or Celery Lettuce 



LETTUCE 

CRISP-HEADED VARIETIES 

These form heads of closely 
folded leaves, but are entirely 
distinct in texture of foliage. 
Valuable for growing in sum- 
mer, as the leaves are always 
crisp, brittle and mild in flavor. 

Giant Glacier. This beautiful Lettuce is one of the best for sum- 
mer use; large, light green heads 10 to 12 inches in diameter; 
crumpled and swollen like Savoy cabbage. Interior being white, 
crisp and tender ; one of the best to endure heat and drought. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Jilb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Iceberg. This belongs to a class of " Crisp-Head" Lettuce on the 
order of the "Hanson." In the "Iceberg," the head is quite solid, 
with large, white, main ribs, with the leaves curled strongly to the 
center. This tendency prevents the center of the head from being 
exposed, and thus it gets thoroughly blanched and tender. Either 
as an early spring, or as a midsummer Lettuce; it is always crisp 
and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

New York, or Wonderful. Another splendid summer sort with 
large, dark green heads of immense size, with closely folded 
leaves, the inner portion being beautifully blanched to rich golden 
yellow. The outer leaves are a deep rich' green. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 
cts., }^lb. 50cts., lb. I1.50. 

Hanson. This is one of the standard crisp-headed varieties, grow- 
ing to a very large size, is uniformly a sure header; heads very 
solid, and beautifully blanched, the mside being crisp, mild and 
tender. It is one of the finest varieties grown for market during 
mid-summer. Splendid for filling the barrels quickly. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oa. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 




Hew Mono Lettuce 



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American Pure Caltmre Spawn in the Button Stage 

MUSHROOM SPAWN 

Mushrooms can be grown in an}' dark room or cellar where the 
temperature is kept at 50 to 70 degrees. From some old pasture, pro- 
cure good rich soil and store it away. To every bushel of this add 
two bushels of fresh horse manure. Of this well-mixed compound 
prepare a bed, say 4 feet wide. Put down a thin layer and pound it 
down hard, and so until the bed is 12 to 18 inches thick. It soon 
becomes pretty hot. but let the heat recede until it is only 85 to 90 
degrees. Then make holes, say a foot apart, and put in the Spawn, 
two or three pieces as large as a walnut to each hole. Cover the 
holes and press the soil down solid and smooth. Let the bed remain 
in this condition about twelve days ; then cover the bed with 2 
inches of fresh loam, and over this put 4 or 5 inches of hay or straw, 
and the work is done. If the temperature is right, in six or eight 
weeks you may expect Mushrooms. The beds will continue bearmg 
from twenty to thirty days. After the first crop is gathered, spread 
over the bed an inch of fresh soil, moisten with warm water, and 
cover with hay as before. The main conditions in Mushroom grow- 
ing are proper and uniform temperature, and very rich soil. One 
pound of Spawn is sufficient for a bed 2x6 feet. We receive fresh 
Spawn several times a j^ear from the best makers. 

Virgin English MUItrack Mnstiroom Spawn 

My celebrated English Milltrack brand (made by the best maker 
in England specially for my trade) has gained an enviable reputa- 
tion among critical growers for its uniform good quality, and can be 
thoroughly relied upon to produce a good crop of the best Mush- 
rooms. Per brick, iK lbs. 15 cts. (bricks postpaid, 25 cts.) ; 10 lbs. 
80 cts., 25 lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. $6.50, 1,000 lbs. and over, 6 cts. per lb. 
(250 lbs. sold at i,ooo-lb. rate). Directions for cultivation accompany 
each order for spawn. 

American Pure Coltnre Spawn 

A very superior article, made in this country from carefully Se- 
lected spawn, which it is claimed is much more vigorous than the 
imported article, and will produce Mushrooms of a very superior 
quality and flavor. 

Price, " Standard Bricks" Pure Culture Spawn, i brick, 
by mail, postpaid, 35 cts.; by express, 30 cts., 5 bricks, by express, 
$1.10, 10 bricks S2, 25 bricks $4, 50 bricks $y, 100 bricks $13, 140 
bricks (one case) $18. 

Price, "Direct Bricks " Pure Culture Spawn. Inoculated 
direct from the original culture. No. 8 cream white. No. 9 white. 
Per brick 30 cts., postpaid, 40 cts., 5 bricks $1.40, 10 bricks, S2.30, 50 
bricks S10.50, % cases contain about 80 bricks, cases about isobricks. 

BOOKS ON MUSHROOM CULTURE 
Falconer's " How to Grow Mushrooms." Price, $1. 
"Mushroom Culture." 43 pages and illustrations, price, 15 cts. 

MARTYNIA, or UNICORN PLANT 

The Martynia, or Unicorn Plant, is quite ornamental in growth 
and bears large pyramidal spikes of gloxinia-like flowers, followed 
by hairy seed-pods of a peculiar shape. These pods are gathered 
while young and tender, and pickled. 

Proboscidea. Tender pods for pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 

^4'lb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 



MUSTARD 

One ounce will sow about 75 feet of drill 

Southern Giant Curled. Highly esteemed in the South, where 
the seed is sown in the fall, and used in the spring as a salad. 
Our stock is the true curled leaf, and produces plants 2 feet high, 
and of greater breadth, forming enormous bunches. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., }i\h. 20 cts., lb. 5o cts. 

New Chinese. Leaves twice the size of the ordinarj' White Mus- 
tard, crimpled, like a Savoy Cabbage; stems more succulent; 
flavor pleasantly sweet and pungent. In si.x weeks from the time 
of sowing, the leaves are eaten boiled like spinach, and the plants 
will continue to yield until frost sets in. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 10 cts., 
'{\b. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 

White London. The old sort, used for salads and flavoring. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 8 cts., aih. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. 

Black or Brown. Pkt. 5 cts,, oz. 8 cts., }{\h. 15 cts., lb, 40 cts. 

NASTURTIUM 

Nasturtiums of all varieties are useful for furnishing tender seed- 
pods which make delicious pickles. The seeds for pickling should 
be gathered while green and with a portion of the stem attached. 
Pick them over and place in a jar until filled ; then cover them with 
cider vinegar that has been brought to the boil and is still warm, to 
keep for winter use. 

Tall Yellow. The best for pickling seed pods, or garnishing. Pkt. 

5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts. 
Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }{)h. 25 cts., lb. 60 cts. 



OKRA 



Is cultivated for its fruit-pods, which are used in soups, stews, etc. 
In soups and catsup it gives body to the dish, and while at first is 
not agreeable to the taste, it is one that is easily acquired and many 
are very fond of it. It is largely used in canning with tomatoes, and 
can be dried and canned for winter use. For shipping, cut the stems 
an inch or so long, so as to prevent the wilting in transit. 

Culture. — Sow late in the spring after the gro und h as become 
warm, in drills 3 feet apart, thin- 
ning out to from 9 to 12 inches apart 
in the row. For keeping, they 
should be picked while still small 
and tender. 

One ounce will plant 100 Mils 
Kleckley's Favorite. The pods 

of this new Okra average 6 inches 

in length by iK inches, carrying 

the thickness well through its 

length. The under pods are ex- 
ceptionally tender and fleshy. 

The plants grow 2^^ to 3 feet in 

height and bear smooth, white 

pods at each leaf joint. By mail, 

postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 

K lb. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts. 
Perkins' Mammoth Long- 
podded. This distinct new Okra 

is simply wonderful. The pods 

shoot out from the stalk within 3 

inches of the ground, and the 

whole plant is covered with them 

to the extreme height of the plant. 

The pods are an intense green 

color, of unusual length, 8 to 9 

inches, very slim, and do not get 

hard, as in the case with other 

Okras. It is also much sought 

after by canners being the best of 

all green sorts for canning for 

winter use. By mail, postpaid, 

pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., 

lb. 60 cts.; by freight or express, 

lb. 50 cts., 5 lbs. and over 45 cts. 

per lb. 

Dwarf Green Prolific, or Den- 
sity. A distinct variety, growing 
about 14 inches in height. Very 
productive of fine, smooth pods. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., }i lb, 20 cts,, Perkins' Mammotn Long- 
lb. 60 cts. podded Otoa 



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[["Stokes* Standard ^eds. 


VEGETABLE §EEDS 





MUSKMELON 



GREEIV-FLESHED 
VARIETIES 



Culture. — Sow in light, sandy soil, after it has become warm and drj', in hills 5 to 6 feet 
apart, six to ten seeds in a hill. When up and all danger of insects has passed, pull out all but 
three plants. Pinch the ends of the growing vines to induce fruiting. Ashes, air-slaked lime or 
tobacco dust are excellent to sift over young plants when the dew is on, to prevent attacks 
of insects. 

One ounce will plant about 70 hills ; 3 pounds will plant one acre 

Stokes* Standard Green-f leshed "Hl ^STOKES'STAN DARDi 

])Iuskzaeloil. ^''^^es a good-sized, well-netted melon of a sweet and luscious flavor, with 
' a strong, blight-resisting vine. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., %\b. 40c., lb. $1.25. 



This superb green- 
fleshed Musk melon 



NOVELTYl 




Improved Shipper's Delight Muskmelon 



Stokes* Improved Shipper's Delight. 



specialty] 



New "Knight" Muskmelon. 

has, for five successive years, broken all records, selling without regard to market conditions 
for other melons at Norfolk, Va., as well as on its native soil of Maryland, where it has had a 
wonderful local reputation. In quality, it quite outclasses all other green-fleshed melons, hav- 
ing a taste that is indescribably delicious, with a remarkable aroma. They grow very uniform in shape and size, averaging about six 
inches in length from stem to blossom, and to 5 inches in the other direction ; handsomely netted, very thick meat, as shown in the 
photograph. Every melon-grower is to be congratulated who gets a crop of this magnificent melon. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., K'b. 60 cts., 
lb. $2, by mail, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. at $1.75 per lb. 

Known in New Jersey as "Shipper's Pride." 
This is the great shipping melon of New Jersey. 
The melon is uniform in size, flattened at the poles, well ribbed and netted. It has fine shipping qualities, flesh being thick at the ends, 

which protects the melon from becoming soft while being shipped to market in 
baskets. The flesh is green, thick and of delicious flavor. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 
cts., 'X lb. 30 cts., lb. $1, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S4. 

The Jenny Lind is 
the earliest melon 

known. In this McCleary's strain we have a very choice selection of this favor- 
ite melon. It is very uniform in size, well netted and with thick meat, small 
seed cavity. They range in size from small to medium, and are very profitable 
in many markets. The vine is strong and healthy, branching freely and set- 
ting a large number of the fruit close to the hill. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S5.50. 

pecialtSH 

yet attained of the 
netting, shape and 
absolutely even in 
netting, space be- 
, changing slightly 
11. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
up at Si. 35 per lb. 




McCleary's Improved Jenny Lind. 



Rocky Ford, Stokes* Select 

Rust Resistant. This is the highest development 

— — ^— ^— — Rocky Ford Canteloupe, both m 
rust-resisting qualities. This thoroughbred strain will run 
size, slightly ribbed and covered with a closely laced gray 
tween the netting being light green. The flesh is light green 
to yellow at the center; meat very thick; seed cavity sma 
15 cts., Klb. 40c., lb. $1.50, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. and 



Rocky Ford, Watter's Extra- 
Early Solid Net. 



SPECIALTSn 



New "Knight" Muskmelon 

Rocky Ford. First-class seed saved from general crop. 



This is the earliest strain of Rocky Ford Cante- 
loupe, and is often very profitable on this account. 
It sets a heavy first crop, so that, in a few days after the first crop begins to 
ripen, large pickings are getting ripe. Seed cavity larger than in the select type 
described above; preferred by many on account of its earliness. Pkt. 5c., oz. 
15c., '/^Ib. 40c., lb. Si. 25, postpaid, by express, 5 lbs. and up, $1.10 per lb. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. IOC, Klb. 30c., lb. $1, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. at 80c. per lb. 



GREEN-FLESHED MUSKMELONS 

AM varieties in this list In regular packets at 5 cts. each; when ordered by express, deduct 10 cts. per lb. 



Acme, or Baltimore. Early, oblong, pointed; light green flesh; a 

fine shipper. Oz. 10 cts., I4\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Anne Arundel. Large, oblong; thick green flesh. Oz. 15 cts., Kll>- 

40 cts., lb. Si. 25. 

Netted Beauty. Very early; productive; densely netted; free from 

ribs. Oz. 10 cts., M\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. • 
Netted Gem (Golden Jenny). Very early; small, round and of 

fine flavor. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Early Jenny Lind. Small ; light green flesh ; fine for market. Oz. 

10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. Si; by express, 5 lbs. $4. 
Norfolk Button. A small early melon of good quality; frequently 

with a knob or button at the blossom end. Oz. 15 cts., '/lb. 40 cts., 

lb. $1.25. 

Extra-Early Prize. The earliest melon in the list. Small, of good 

quality and very prolific. Oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Sweet Home. Large, oblong melon ; thick flesh, of good flavor. 

Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. Si 2.S. 
Large Hackensack, or Turk's Cap. Large, round, flattened ; 

green flesh. Oz. 15 cts., >^lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
New Early Hackensack. Ten days earlier than Hackensack, 

which it resembles. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., '/lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Improved Montreal Nutmeg. Large, round, netted; flesh thick 

and light green. Oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Long Island Beauty. The best of the Hackensack type ; very 

early; fine quality. Oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts. lb. Si -So. 



Bay View. Very prolific, and of good size ; oblong ; green flesh ; 
late. Oz. 15 cts.. '/lb. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 




Packing Stokes' Select Rust Resistant Rocky Fords 



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WALTEP^ p. STOKES 219 Market ^eet, PHIbADELPHIA^RA. 





MUSKMELON 



SALMON-FLESHED 
VARIETIES 



STOKES'STANDARDI 



Stokes* Standard 

Salmon-fleshed. Beautiful oval-shaped, well netted, very 
thick and deliciously sweet meat, melt- 
ing and sugary. Vine strong and blight-resisting. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 
cts., 5^1b. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 

"Admiral Togo.' 



NOVELTY 



This is an 
orange- 

fleshed Melon, growing very uniform in size and shape, as shown in 
the accompanying illustration, with very thick orange flesh of splen- 
did quality; possesses excellent shipping qualities and makes an 
ideal table and basket melon. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 50 cts., 
lb. I1.75, by mail, postpaid. 



The Grand. 



Admiral Togo Muskmelons. Note uniform size and marking 



This is a very good shipping melon with a sal- 
mon-colored flesh, very thick meat, and ripens 



Tip - Top. 



evenly. It is from ten to fourteen days earlier than the Osage, 
equaling it in flavor. These Melons are of a peculiar rich green 
color on the outside, slightly ribbed and netted. It has a very vigorous vine, 
with the fruit setting near the root and therefore resisting disease more than most 
other sorts. It is just the right size, averaging about 6 inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts., %lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, by mail, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. S6.75. 

This is a fine melon, of attractive appearance, always selling 
quicklj' in the markets. I' is a yellow- fleshed sort, medium to 
large size, and in flavor sweet, juicy and delicious. The flesh is firm and edible 
almost to the rind. It is one of the ver3' best yellow-fleshed sorts oftered for 
home use or for the market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., li\h. 50 cts., lb. $1.75 ; by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. $8. 

Burrell's Gem. ^ salmon - fleshed Rocky 
— — — — ^— rOTd. It is a well-known 
fact among growers of melons for market that the pink- or red-fleshed varieties 
are stronger growers and less liable to blight than tlie green-fleshed sorts; Bur- 
rell's Gem is a salmon-fleshed Rocky Ford. It has all the choice qualities of 
sweetness, flavor aad productiveness of the parent sort, and its flesh is of a beau- 
tiful golden color. The seed cavitj' in the center of the melon is exceedingly 
small, thus making it very thick, fleshy and meaty. It is exactly the same shape 
as the Rocky Ford, well netted and slightly ribbed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 
40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid; by express, lb. $1.15, S lbs. fc. 

Banana. Many people are extravagantly fond 
^— — ^— of this large melon which grows from 
15 to 20 inches in length, and from 4 to 6 inches in diameter. T 



SPEC I ALT y1 



SPECIALTY 





e tliick, salmon 
flesh is of delicious flavor, 
and gives out an aroma like 
a banana, hence its name. 
It is enormously .prolific, 
and a few vines will pro- 
duce all a family can eat. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 
Ib. 60 cts., lb. $2, postpaid. 

New Fordhook. 

This melon originated in 
South Jersey and is a cross 
between the Emerald Gem 
and Improved Jenny Lind. 
It is the shape of tlie large- 
sized type of Jenny Lind, 
well shown in illustration, 
but has very thick, deep 
salmon-colored flesh, sur- 
passingly sweet to the very 
rind. The fruits carry well 
to market, and, when once they are known, command the highest prices. It is 
quite early, vigorous in growth, and extremely prolific. The fruits are even in size 
and always nicely netted. A basket of them is a very appealing sight. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 20 cts., '41b. 50 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid; by express, lb. $1.40, 5 lbs. S6.25. 

Emerald Gem. Small, early, productive; sweet salmon flesh; smooth skin. Pkt. 

5 cts. , oz. 20 cts. , K lb. 50 cts., lb. $1 .50. 
Paul Rose, or Petoskey. Salmon flesh, very thick, firm and delicious. Pkt. 5 cts., 

oz. 15 cts., ',4 lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Red-flesbed Osage, or Miller Cream. Medium size ; globe-shaped ; very sweet. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 20 cts., li\b. 50 cts., lb. Si. 50. 
Mango-Melon, or Vegetable Peach. For preserving. Pkt. to cts., oz. 30 cts., 

;.{Ib. 85 cts., lb. S3. 



New Fordhook Muskmelons 



B^ana Muskmelons. A great curiosity, and many 
people are very fond of them 



"Stokes' Standard" Salmon-fleshed Muskmelon is a beauty. All 
Standards" are the choicest to be had. Easy to order. 



'Stokes' 



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STOKES- SUGAR SW^^r ^ 
MUSKMEL-ON 



PKT. 10 Cts. 
OZ. 20 Cts. 
1-4 LB. 60 Cts. 
LB. $2 




Stokes* Sugar Sweet Muskmelon 



novelty! 



JUST AS GOOD AS IT LOOKS 

Would you like a Muskmelon, every one of which has that delicious, sweet flavor that every 
melon lover thinks so much of ? We have it here in Stokes' New Sugar Sweet. I believe, without 
any exaggeration, they are the sweetest and most delicious-flavored melon that has ever been offered to the trade. The 
vine is very strong and perfectly blight-proof, holding up green and strong until all the melons are ripened. It is 
nicely netted, flesh thick and dark green, with tendency toward pinkish hue near the seed cavity; the seeds are very 
small and few. The melon is slightly oblong and very uniform in size, averaging about 6 inches in diameter and 7 inches 
in length. Its great uniformity makes it a great crate melon for market, packing evenly, of exact size and markings. 
I cannot recommend this Stokes' Sugar Sweet Muskmelon too highly, either for home use or for market. Price, pkt. 
10 cts., OZ. 20 cts., i^lb. 60 cts., lb. $2: 5-lb. lots, by express, $7.50. 





stokes' Special "Eden Gem^^ Muskmelon 



SPEC I ALT Yl 



The "Eden Gem," or "Netted Rock" as it is some- 
times called, is a round type of the celebrated Rocky Ford 
Muskmelon. As shown in the illustration, it is solid net all over without showing 
the ribs of the original strain. The seed cavity is exceedingly small, and the rich, 
delicious, succulent meat is extra thick and of very fine quality. This special strain 
is all saved from Melons running at the standard size, and the results should 
give you very few that are too small or too large for the standard crating. 
No better Muskmelon can possibly be obtained than Stokes' Selected Strain of 
"Eden Gem," for either the home garden or for market or for shipping in crates. 

Price, extra selected seed stock, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., }Hh, 00 
cts., lb. $2, postpaid; by express, in 5-lb. lots, $1.75 per lb. 



25 



PKT. lO Cts. 
OZ. 15 Cts. 

1-4 LB. 40 Cts 
LB. S1.50 




Stokes' Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon 

I believe Stokes' Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets Watermelon is the best and most profitable Watermelon you can grow. All the seed of this 
melon I have to offer is Pedigree Stock that I know all about, and I know will produce money-making results. — WALTER P. STOKES. 

I ^LT^^I^^^ "^^^ Kleckley Sweets has long been one of the most popular melons for the home market. It has 
the sweetness, the fine grain and the luscious flavor of the perfect melon, but unfortunately its thin 
and brittle rind has made it undesirable as a shipping melon for market. In this new strain, now offered, there is developed 
a melon with a shell hard enough to carry to market, having been carefully selected for a series of years for this result. 
The rind is not thick, but the skin is so hard and tough that it resists the jolts and jars of travel to a remarkable degree. 
Pkt. 10 cts., OZ. 15 cts. i|lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50, mall postpaid; by express, 1 lb. $1.40, 5 lbs. $6.25, 10 lbs. $12. 



tiPEciALTYj^ New Tom Watson Watermelon 



In the Tom Watson we have a decidedly 
good thing from the State of Georgia, the home 
of the Watermelon. (Also of the Hon. Tom 
Watson.) 

The Tom Watson is an extra-long Melon, of 
very attractive appearance, uniform in shape and 
quality, being i8 to 24 inches long by 10 to 12 
inches in diameter, and weighing from 50 to 60 
pounds. The dark green rind is tough and 
easily withstands shipment to distant markets. 
It is not so tender or so good quality as Stokes' 
Hard Shell Kleckley Sweets, but it is good, 
and is a very profitable Melon to grow for 
market. The seeds are brown, tipped with 
white; as shown by the illustration, it is \ ery 
prolific. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
i^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid.; by ex- 
press, lb. $1.15, 5 lbs. $5.50, 10 lbs. $10. 




A Field View of Tom Watson Watermelon 



26 




^KEj§^ VEGETABLE .§EEDS 



WATERMELON 



Cc'LTURE. — Treat the same as muskmelon, except that they should be planted 8 to lo feet apart, selecting a h'ght, sandy soil 
ounce will plant about 50 hills; 4 pounds will plant one acre. 

Stokes* Standard. 



One 



STOKES'STANDARD' 



NOVELTY I 



Fine, oblong, dark green fruits, with flesh of a brilliant scarlet, vei \ 
crisp and sui<ary. A splendid melon for home use and near-by markt t. 
Weight, 40 to 50 pounds. Pkt. 10 cts , 02. 15 cts., ^Ib. 40 cts., lb. $1.25 

New *'Shaker Blue." This is 

— — — — ^— ^— — — — one of 

the largest melons known; round, oval in form, as shown in the illus- 
tration, well-grown melons frequently weighing from 60 to 80 pounds 
each. The skin is solid, dark green color, occasionally striped with 
narrow bands of a lighter green. The flesh is red, with large heart and 
no core, and the flavor is superb. Seeds white. I can thorouglil\- 
recommend the " Shaker Blue," either for home consumption or for 
shipping to distant markets in car-lots. Price, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
J^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid. 

The Bradford. ^ «^>.ppi°8^ 

melon. 1 his is a 

new candidate for favor as a large, fine-flavored shipping melon. It is 
oblong in shape with rather square ends. The skin is very dark green, 
with still darker stripes, which is impossible to show in the photograph. 
The flesh resembles in texture the old Mountain Sweet, than which 
there was no finer flavored melon ever introduced ; very tender and 
yet solid to the heart. The flesh is dark red in color, the seeds being 
small and nearly white, flecked with a brown spot on each side Under 
good cultivation they grow to very large size, frequently weighing from 
40 to 60 poui\ds and commanding the very highest prices in any mar- 
ket. Pkt. 5 rts., oz. 10 cts., % lb. 30 cts., lb. 85 cts., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs., : 



NOVELTY I 




A 65-pound "Shaker Blue" Watermelon 

.50, 10 lbs. $6.50. 



Stokes' Special Alabama Sweets. This is a selected strain of the old and popular Ala- -^fcisPECIALTYl 

bama Sweets which is so extensively grown in Texas ■ i— ^ 1 .^-vi— 1 i | 

and other Southern wate' melon-growing sections. The rind is dark green, marked with a still darker green mottled stripe, and, while thin, 
it is very tough, making the melon a first-class shipper. This special strain is selected for its uniformity in size, only large selected melons 

being used. The flesh is bright 
red, fine-grained, sweet and lus- 
cious, eniirely free of stringiness. 
The seeds are slightly brown, and 
are firmly set in small cavities 
near the rind. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 
cts., Kib. 35 cts., lb. $1 ; by ex- 
press, 5 lbs. $4, 10 lbs. $7.50. 

True Dixie, t'.^^. True 

Dixie is a 

cross between the Kolb's Gem and 
old-fashioned Mountain Sweet, 
and surpasses the Kolb's Gem in 
shipping qualities, and fully equals 
tne Mountain Sweet, Kleckley and 
Florida Favorite in superior eat- 
ing quality, and is ten days earlier 
than any of them. It is a long ob- 
long in shape with an indistinct 
stripe, and a fine shipper. Its great 
productiveness is shown from the 
fact that it frequently matures six 
to eight large melons to the vine. 
Pkt. sc., oz. IOC, 5<Clb. 25c., lb. 75c.; 
by express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5. 




Stokes' Special" Alabama Sweets Watermelon 



New "Angel's Kiss.* 



noveltyI 



This fine Watermelon originated in Texas, and it is a superb melon in every 
sense of the word except its name. It is a handsome melon, of large, oblong 
shape. The flesh is bright red in color, very solid and firm, and of melting, sugary sweetness. A strong, vigorous grower, bearing great 
numbers of large, mottled, silver-gray melons, with a very tough, but thin skin. The melons average 25 to 30 inches in length, with a 
weight of from 31 to 40 pounds each. They are very attractive either in the field, on the market stall, or on the table. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 
cts., J<lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25, postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $5. 



Edwin Winnie, of New York State, writes: "I just want to say a word in re- 
gard to my Carrot crop I raised last year from 'Stokes' Standard' seed. From a 
piece of ordinary ground, 12 feet less than one-fourth of an acre, I sold 213 bush- 
els of first-class carrots. They grew large and perfect; the beauty of the crop 
was they ran so even. Different parties that saw them said they were the finest 
they ever saw. 'Stokes' Standard' weighs heavier to the bushel than the Danvers; 
is a richer carrot; fine for table use; there is no core in the center; they keep 
fine. I have some on hand now as fresh as when dug." 

Wm. a. Radmore. Connecticut, vsrites: "Your seeds, especially your 'Stand- 
ards,' were truly bona fide, and were of most excellent quality and flavor." 

Frank Morris, Bucks County, Pa., writes: "I bought some 'Sugar Sweets' 
Muskmelon seed of you in the spring, and we are eating the best citrons we ever 
raised. The 'Angel's Kiss' Watermelon is a dandy; thin rind and sweet. I wish 
you could see my 'Kleckley Sweets' Watermelons. They are pretty as a picture, 
and I am carting the finest melons and the best that go to town." 




The Bradford Watermelon 



27 




Paul's Bonny Best Melon 



WATERMELON, continued 



The 
ear- 



SPEC I ALT Vl 



Paul's Bonny Best. 

liest Watermelon in cultivation. Originated with the late Aaron 
Paul, the famous New Jersey melon-grower and hybridizer. In our 
trials in past seasons we had good-sized melons, plenty large for 
market, weighing 15 to 20 pounds each, on July 10, from seed 
planted May 9, while most other varieties could not be eaten until 
about August i. Flesh red, deliciously sweet, with but few seeds. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid ; byexpress, 
5 lbs. S3.25, 10 lbs. $6. 

Black Boulder. '^^^ Greatest Shipping Melon. For 

this grand new and distinct Watermelon 

we are indebted to the late Aaron Paul. It is enormously productive, 
reaching a mammoth size, with rich, dark green skin. It cuts eqrial 
to any market melon we have ever eaten, and its shipping qualities 
are phenomenal, no other melon equaling it in tough skin and rind. 
While it has rapidly become one of the leading melons for market, it 
is one of the best all-round melons in existence, and for the family 
garden it is also without a peer. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 'ilb. 25 cts., 
lb. 70 cts., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 

Tli#» "FTaThprt HonPV- T^'s melon originated in Texas. 

■ine .naiDerT; xxoney. ^^^^ ^.^^^ thin and will not hold 

for shipping anv great distance. It has scarcely any pulp, and is 
verv melting. It is long, dark green, slightly ridged, blunt at both 
blossom and stem ends and runs from 15 to 30 inches in length. 
There are earlier melons, but they cannot compete with this variety 
after it is ready for market. It uniformly commands the highest price. 
It is more productive than any other variety we have seen, in all 
combining so many good points that we feel that it is a valuable 
addition to our list of melons, and for tlie private family table it has 
no superior, but is too tender for a market melon, unless it is close- 
by. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1 ; by express, 5 lbs. 5(4, 
10 lbs. $7.50. 



Blue Gem (Iceberc). one of the most popular market 

— — and shipping varieties. Grown 

very extensively in the South for northern markets, and is today 
the favorite variety with the Watermelon-growers of New Jersey, 
who supply the Philadelphia and Xew York markets; it keeps well 
and seldom cracks or splits in transit. Its tlesh is a beautiful shade 
of dark red. Melons very uniform in size and shape. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 
10 cts., %\h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts.: by express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 

^mUTnuK It is a cross between Duke Jones and Kolb's Gem. 

* It has the handsome appearance and dark green 

color of the former and the shipping qualities of the Gem : medium 
season, very prolific, deliciously sweet and of enormous size. It 
possesses all the qualities that go to make up a desirable melon. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.. 'Xlb. 20 cts.. lb. 60 cts., postpaid ; by express, 
5 lbs. S2-50, 10 lbs. S4.50. 

g.YV'ee'tlieai*'t. Our strain is a notably sweet-hearted kind for 

■ home and market use, and will hold its own (in 

the Watermelon patch) for many years to come. Vine vigorous and 
jiroductive, ripening its fruit early: fruit large, oval, very heavy, 
uniformly mottled light and dark green: rind thin but firm; flesh 
bright red, firm and solid, but very tender, melting and sweet. A 
fine shipper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.. H'lb. ?o cts.. lb. 65 cts., postpaid ; 
by express, 5 lbs. $2. 75, 10 lbs. S5. 

A nearly round Watermelon, with very 
thin rind. The seeds are white. The 
flesh is solid and of delicious sweetness. An excellent shipper, not- 
withstanding its thin rind. I know this to be one of the most desir- 
able melons on the market. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ylb. 25 cts., lb. 
70 cts., postpaid ; b}- express, 5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5. 50. 

Florid a Favorite, a beautiful 

melon, with 

dark and light green exterior. Shape oblong; flesh bright crimson, 
crisp and deliciously sweet. Ripens ahead of Kolb's Gem, Ironclad 
or Rattlesnake. A good shipper. Sample specimens of this melon 
sent me from Florida always reach Philadelphia in prime condition. 
Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 10 cts., 'lib. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts.. postpaid: byexpress, 
5 lbs. $3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 

Eden, '^^^s melon originated in South Carolina, and is 
a cross between the Rattlesnake and Kolb's 
Gem, combining the good shipping qualities of the Kolb's Gem with 
the splendid table quality of the Rattlesnake. It is similar in shape 
and appearance to the Kolb's Gem, excepting it is of bright stripes 
and more attractive in appearance. The seeds are white and set in 
small cavities. The flesh is very firm yet tender and delicious in 
flavor and bright red. The rind is very tough, making it the best for 
sliipping. Pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts.; by express, 
5 lbs. S3, 10 !l>s. S5.50. 



True Dark Icing. 



specialty! 




The Halbert Honey 'Watermelon 



STANDARD WATERMELONS WITH MERIT 



Large packets of any variety, 5 cts. each. If ordered sent by 

15 cts. per lb. 

Fordhook Early. Very early ; good size ; medium green, red flesh 
of fine quality. Oz. lo'cts., l{\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 

Light Icing, or Ice Rind. Round in form; flesh of fine quality. 
Oz. 10 cts., 'ilb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid. 

Kleckley Sweets. A fine, long, dark-skinned, red-fleshed. Oz. 
10 cts.. '{lb. 2S Cts., lb. 70 cts. 

Gray Monarch, or Long White Icing. Very large, long; crim- 
son flesh. Oz. 10 cts., l{lb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 

Alabama Sweets. Long dark green, fine flavor. Oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 
20 cts., lb. 70 cts., postpaid. 

loe Cream, or Peerless. Very early ; red flesh of fine quality ; 
white Beed. Oz, 10 cts., '^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts., postpaid. 



express or freight, deduct 10 cts. per lb. In 6.1b. lots and over, 
may be deducted 

Kolb's Gem. Verv large ; flesh red ; a good shipping sort, popular 

in the South. Oz.' 10 cts., '/lb. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 
Gypsy, or Georgia Rattlesnake. Oblong in shape; color, dark 
green striped wtth white. The rind is thin and tough; the flesh 
deep scarlet and of excellent flavor. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 
70 cts., postpaid. 

Colorado Preserving Citron. Green seed. A\so called Apple- 
Pie ; not used for eating in a raw state, but for preserves. Oz. 10 
cts., K'b. 20 cts., lb. 60 cts., postpaid. 
Green Citron, Red seed. Round and handsome: for jireserving 
only. Oz. ID cts., %]b. 20 cts., lb. 50 cts., postpaid. 

28 



[^okEs^ l^r^^ SkbdO vegetable seeds 



STOKES' PEDIGREE ONION SEED 

Culture. — Sow in ricli, sandy soil, in drills i foot apart, as soon as the ground can be worked in the spring, at the rate of 4 to 5 pounds 
of seed to the acre; thin out to 3 or 4 inches apart in the row, carefully keeping down the weeds. The finest Onions are produced by sowing 

the seed in a hotbed in February or March and trasplanting the seed- 

lings to the open ground 4 to 6 inches apart. 

For Onion Sets, seed should be sown thickly in drills 1 foot apart, 40 to 
60 pounds of seed to the acre 

Stokes' Standard Golden Globe. Uniform deep 

globe-shaped, 

from 9 to 10 inches in diameter. Light golden yellow in color; mild and 
juicy. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., \i\h. 45 cts.. lb. $1.50, postpaid; 5 lbs. by 
express, $6.75. 

Stokes* Standard -"^j ^STOKES'STAN DARDl 

Silver Globe* Smooth satiny white skin, forming a perfect 

silver ball. Fine-grained, mild and tender. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz, 30 cts., Klb. 75c., lb. $2.50, postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $1 1.50. 



Stokes' Standard Crimson Globe. 



Of a deep, glossy 
purplish red in 



color, flesh sparkling white, close-grained, mild and tender and very 
hardy ; a splendid keeper. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ^Ib. ,so cts., lb. $1.65, 
postpaid; by express, 5 lbs. $7. 50. ... ), 

Berks County Bottle Onion. ^^ i^t^O\/£\_TY\ 

In passing through the markets, at Readingj^iBerks county, Pa., I 
noticed this curious-shaped Onion being offered for sale, and on inquiry 

■* I find that the good German 
people of this section would 
not buy any other Onion as 
long as they could get the 
Berks County Bottle Onion. 
In shape they are entirely 
unique, as will be seen from 
the illustration, many of 
them being just the shape 





Stokes' Standard Silver Globe Onion 



and about the size of a sarsaparilla bottle. In color they are a light yellow, some having a ten- 
dency to a brownish outer skin ; the skin is very thin, the flesh white and of very fine texture, 
delicious and delicate beyond compare, and pronounced by connoisseurs the best white-fleshed 
Onion known. For family use it is unsurpassed, while for market it will be a winner wherever 
it becomes known, owing to its great beauty and novel shape attracting the eye. .This Onion 
has been known in Berks county for years and is justly treasured there, as it will be in other 
sections when its merits are known. It is the most novel and distinct Onion yet introduced. 
Price, pkt. 10 cts., J^oz. 20 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

This is the great exhibition Onion in England. ^^flfcJjNJOVELTYl 

It grows to an immense size, three and a half ^ v ^ t- 1 — l_J 

to four pounds each being frequently recorded. It is of a beautiful yellow, or straw-color, slightly 
pointed at each end. To obtain the best results, the seed should be 
sown in the hotbed and transplanted from 4 to 6 inches apart. Price, 
pkt. 10 cts., l4oz. 20 cts., oz. 35 cts., %\h. $1., by mail, postpaid. 



Ailsa Craig. 



White Welsh. 



(For Oreen 

Onions. ) The 



Stokes' Standard Golden Globe Onion seed of this Onion may be drilled-in as any Onion seed, making one- 
third the expense and trouble of planting top sets, and producing 
more green Onions. In flavor it is the sweetest of all Onions. No bulb is formed. The plant is perennial and 
may be left in the ground for years with but slight protection. Sow in the spring or fall. Price, pkt. 5 cts., l4o7.. 
18 cts., oz. 30 cts., ^Ib. 8,5 cts., lb. $3, postpaid. 

America n Extra-Early W hite Pearl. This is one of the 

; \ ■ — ] ■ earliest White 

Onions in cultivation ; it is of mild flavor and of large size, sometimes growing to 5 and 6 inches in diameter 
the first year from seed ; also makes a very satisfactory set Onion. A very desirable variety. Price, 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., %\b. 75 cts., lb. $2.50, postpaid.' 



specialtyI 



specialty] 




"Marvel of Pompeii" 
Pickling Onion. 



American £ztra-£arly Pearl Onion 



lNOveiItyI 

This is truly a little marvel. 
Owing to their habit of grow- 
ing almoet entirely under the surface of the ground they 
maintain their silvery whiteness better than any other 
very small Pickling Onion that has ever been introduced. 
They are the earliest and smallest Onion ever offered. 
Th^y are very desirable for bottle pickling. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 35 cts., Jilb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Mammoth Silver "^i ^^C I ALT Y] 

K'lTI p' A. splendid large white Onion; very attractive 
^* form ; flattened but qi:ite thick through, fre- 
quently attaining a diameter of 5 to 7 inches, with single 
bulbs often attaining the weight of two to three pounds 
each. The skin is a clear, silvery white ; sweet and tender. 
They grow quickly, mature early and sell well in. autumn 
and early winter but are not good keepers for late winter 
use. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., ii\b. 6octs., !b. $2. 

29 




Berks County Bottl 



WALTER^ P. STOKES ^ 219 Market ^ta-eet, PmbADELPHIA,EA. 




Stokes' Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers Onions 

Stokes' Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers. °° confound with the ordinary Yellow Globe Danvers. It is the 

— true Yellow Globe variety, large in size, uniformly perfect in 

shape and the largest cropper, producitia; from seed i,ooo bushels to the acre with good cultivation. It is also the most reliable for bottom- 
ing, and one of the best keepers of all American Onions. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., ^Ib. 45 cts., lb. $1.50, postpaid; express prices, see below. 

Philadel phia Yellow Dutch, or Strasburg. The most popular variety for sets The sets of this variety grow 

= — round, plump and bright. Full-sized Onions are somewhat flattened; 

flesh white, mild flavor and an excellent keeper. Skin bright yellow. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts., lb. Si -40, postpaid. 

Philadelphia 'V^hite Silver*Sl£ill« ^'^ry extensively used for growing white Onion Sets. Flesh is mild, sweet and thin 

■ skin; clear silvery white. They sliould be gathered as soon as ripened, and carefully 

dried under shelter awav from strong sunlight. For Onion Sets 40 to 50 pounds per acre should be sown. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. Klb. 
60 cts., lb. $2.25, postpaid; express prices, see below. 

QUANTITY PRICES STOKES* PEDIGREE ONION SEED 

These prices do not include postage, and are for seeds sent by express or freight at purchaser's expense. 

_ ««M' 5-Ib. lots ic. lb. lots 25-lb. lots 

YtlXOW Per lb. rcrlb. I'cr ll>. Her lb. 

Yellow Datch, or Strasbnrg. The best yellow Onion for sets Si 3° Si 10 $1 05 Si 00 

Round Yellow Danvers. Selected ; of handsome, round, flattish shape i 10 i 00 95 90 

Yellow Globe Danvers. A deeper vellow Onion than the above : 20 i 10 i 05 i 00 

Ohio Yellow Globe. Fine Globe shape, flattish on bottom i 50 i 40 i 35 I 25 

Philadelphia Yellow Globe Danvers. See description above i 40 i 30 i 25 i 20 

Southport Yellow Globe. Finest globe Onion i 50 i 40 i 35 1 25 

Mammoth Yellow Prizetaker. The largest vellow Onion 155 14s 140 135 

Berks County Bottle. (Novelty.) Bottle shape; fine 2 90 2 75 2 60 2 50 

RED 

Extra-Early Red Flat. Two weeks earlier than Red Wethersfield i 40 i 30 i 25 i 20 

Large Red Wethersfield. The most popular red Onion i 40 1 30 i 25 1 20 

Southport Red Globe. Matures late ; a splendid keeper i 75 ■ 60 i 55 i 50 

WHITE 

Southport White Globe. Handsome silvery globe 250 240 235 230 

Ivory Ball. The best-keeping: white Onion ■ 2 50 2 40 2 35 2 30 

Philadelphia White Silver- Skin, or Portugal. For white sets 215 210 205 200 

American Extra-Early White Pearl. Early, large, flat (see page 29) 2 00 i 90 i S5 i 80 

30 



§XQIi&?\ ^STAND^^y^ ;^EED§^ I VEGETABLE !^EEDS 



MAMMOTH YELLOW 
PRIZETAKER ONION 



The Prizetaker Onion has 
now been several years on tlie 



specialty] 

market, and is recognized as one of our best standard vari- 
eties. Rarely has any vegetable attained prominence more 
rapidly ; it succeeds everywhere — East, West, North and 
South — and whether grown for home use or for marketing, 
it gives universal satisfaction, yielding Onions often 14 
inches around, and at the rate of 1,200 to 1,500 bushels per 
acre. Its immense size will recommend it to all, particu- 
larly when it is known that its keeping qualities are unex- 
celled. The exterior color is pale yellow, and the interior 
clear, sparkling white. It is easily grown, medium early in 
maturing, mild in flavor. Sow the seed early in a sheltered 
spot and transplant the young plants. Pkt.5 cts.,oz. i5cts., 
Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.65, postpaid ; express prices, see page 30. 

A Select List ot Other Standard 
American Onions 

Large packets. 5 cts. each, except where given. If or- 
dered sent by express or freight, deduct I O cts. per lb. 
In 6-lb. lots and over, 15 cts. per lb. may be deducted. 

Extra-Early Red Flat. Early. A good red set Onion. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., }<lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.50. 
Large Red Wethersfield. The standard large red 

Onion. By mail, postpaid, oz. 13 cts., '4\b. 40c., lb. $1.50. 
Michigan Yellow Globe. True globe; rich orange ; suit- 
able for muck lands. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., %\h. 

50 cts., lb. $1.60. 
Southport Yellow Globe. The standard yellow, true 

globe-shape Onion. Splendid keeper and immense yielder. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 15 cts., %lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.60. 
Sonthport White Globe. Very large, solid and handsome ; deep 

globe.^ By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25c., '4lb. 75c., lb. $2.50. 
Sonthport Red Globe. Matures late ; a splendid keeper of fine 

quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 20 cts., }{lb. 50 cts., lb. $1.75. 
Ohio Yellow Globe. Two weeks earlier than Southport. By mail, 

postpaid, oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 cts., lb. $1.60. 




Golden Ball. Very deep globe; skin rich golden yellow; fine 
keeper; superior. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15c., '/lb. 50c., lb. $1.60. 

Philadelphia White Silver-Skin, or Portugal. Best white On- 
ion for set. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts... Klb. 60 cts., lb. S2.25. 

Ivory Ball. Perfectly ronnd, pure white skin and flesh; best of 
keepers. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.60. 

White Bunch. Very earlv; one of the best for bunching in a green 
state. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., 'A\h. 75 cts., lb. S2.50. 




Philadelphia White SUver-Skin Onions 



THE BEST FOREIGN ONIONS 

BERMUDA ONIONS. Genuine Teneriffe-grown 

These are the Onions which southern growers are shipping in enormous 
quantities to northern markets. They are tender and of the finest Onion flavor. 
The seed offered is the genuine Teneriffe-grown, imported direct by me, and 
no better stock can be had. They may be sown either in the fall or early 
spring ; for best results, sow in beds and transplant. 

Marvel of Pompeii. Novelty, see page 29. 

White Bermuda. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts. Write for prices. 

Red Bermuda. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts. Write for prices. 

Crystal Wax Bermuda. An intensely white Onion, very beautiful and 
largely used by southern planters. Pkt. loc, oz. 50 cts. Write for prices. 

Giant Roeca. Very large globe Italian ; reddish brown skin. By mail, post- 
paid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

White Queen. Very earh' ; grows rapidly; mild; remarkable keeper. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., Klb. 5o cts., lb. $2. 

Hard Round Silver-Skin. The best for pickling; uniform, small, round 
bulbs. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. S3. 

White Adriatic Barletta. Neatest and smallest; valuable for pickling. By 

mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., 'ilb. 60 cts., lb. $2. 



Clioice Ptiiladelphia-Grown Onion Sets 

Philadelphia-grown Onion sets are the best in the world. They 
are hard and solid, good keepers, and are sold by the measured 
bushel and not by the pound rate, as sold in some other markets. 
Prices varv with the market — probably this year from $3 to $4 per 
bushel. Write us for prices in bushel and barrel lots. 

Yellow, Red or White Sets. Qt. 30 cts., by mail, postpaid. 

Potato and White Multiplier Sets. Qt. 35c., by mail, postpaid. 

WRITE FOR PRICES IN QUANTITY BY THE BUSHEL 




Yellow Sets 



White Sets 



Red Sets 



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Best Northern- 
Grown Seed Peas 

Culture. — Sow as early as the ground can be worked, and again every 
ten days or two weeks for succession. They can be sown as late as the 
20th of August for the last sowing, using the Extra-Earlies. Sow in rows 
about 4 feet apart and i inch apart in the row, and 3 to 4 inches deep. 
One quart will plant 100 feet of drill, l'^^ to 2 bushels will plant an acre 

PEAS, VERY SCARCE 

Seedsmen, unfortunately, have to record another very short crop of Peas, 
which, following the short crop of last year, and also a partial failure of the 
crop in Europe, will make them exceedingly scarce and high-priced for the 
coming season. Early orders for Peas are imperative, as later in the season 
you will not be able to get some of the popular varieties at any price. 
All Peas are offered "If unsold," as there Is a veritable famine In 
many varieties 

Stokes' Stand ard Early. Y^ry '^rge, fine pod, fiiied with 

eight to ten large wrmkled mar- 
row peas of delicious flavor. Vines grow 2K feet high. Pkt. 10 cts.. lipt. 
25 cts., pt. 40 cts.; by express, pt. 30 cts., qt. 60 cts., 4 qts. $2.20, pk. $4. 



.STOKES'STANDARDI 

wn. \''ines 2 feet high : pods 



Prolific Early Market Peas 



Stokes* Standard Mid- 

SeaSOn* sweetest Peas known. \'ines 2 feet high : pods 

* 3 to 4 inches long and well filled with delicious peas, which 
are verj' tender. Pkt. 10 cts., 
Mpt. 20 cts., pt. 30 cts.; by 
express, pt. 25cts.,qt. 40 cts., 
4 qts. $1.35, pk. S2.50. 



Stokes' Standard Late. 



Very handsome main-crop sort: vine 20 inches high; 
sure cropper, with large dark green pods. Pkt. 10 cts., 
40 cts.; by express, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts., 4 qts. Si. 75, pk. S3-25. 

This fin e new 



Pea is three or 



PEC I ALT Yl 



Kpt. 25 cts., pt 

New Prolific Early Market. 

four days later in maturing than Stokes' New Record Extra-Early, but it has a record of pro- 
ducing from 30 to 50 per cent more peas than any other early variety. The pods are from 25 
to 50 per cent longer than the usual Extra-Early. The seed resembles the seed of the E.xtra- 
Early sorts, but is somewhat wrinkled. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; 
by express, qt. 40 cts., 'ipk. Si. 30, pk. $2.50, bus. $9. 

Thomas Laxton and Gradns. T^ese t^™ "^^ M^^C I ALT Y| 

into popularity and have made an immense amount of money for market growers all over the 
country. They are both very remarkable Peas and are very nearly alike in their characteris- 
tics and quality. They are very early (almost as early as the Extra-Early types), very large- 
podded wrinkled peas, growing vigorously, with vines 2% feet high. It is astonishing that 
Peas with such fine large pods should be so early in maturing. As will be seen from the pho- 
tograph, the Thomas Laxton Pea is rather blunt-ended. The Gradus, on the other hand, 
makes a larger, more pointed pod, thus filling the basket more quicklj-, but has not quite so 
vigorous a vine as the Thomas La.xton. Both varieties have their champions. I think, on the 
whole, the Thomas Laxton Pea, owing to its greater vigor, is the more profitable one of the 
two. These two varieties suffered with all other wrinkled sorts this year and the price is high. 
Price of the Thomas Laxton is, by mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., yipt. 22 cts., pt. 36 cts., qt. 70 
cts.; by express, pt. 28 cts., qt. 55 cts., Upk. $2, pk. S3. 75. The Gradus, by mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 10 cts., '/<pt. 25 cts., pt. 40 cts., qt. 75 cts.; by express, pt. 30c., qt. 60c., Hpk. S2.20, pk. $4. 

Boston Unrivaled Pea. '^^^^ an improved strain of the deservedly popular 

— — — ^— — ^— — — Telephone. The vines grow about 4 feet in height, 
and are covered with pods of large size, frequently 5 inches in length by K to K of an inch 
broad. The pods generally contain eight to nine Peas of large size and of most delicious flavor ; 
they are classed among the late sorts. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 35 cts.; by express 
or freight, qt. 50 cts., 4 qts. $1.75, pk. S3-25. 

Sntton's Prize-^WTinner. '^^^ English gardeners have long been noted as growing 
— — ^— — — the most magnificent Peas in the world, and in Sutton's 
Prize-Winner we have the latest and finest development of the choice English Pea. It will 
frequently produce pods attaining the extraordinary length of 7 inches and over, closely 
packed with 10 to 13 large, dark green Peas of the finest flavor. For exhibition purposes it is 
without a rival. The plant has a branching habit, growing about 3 feet in height, with dark 
green foliage ; it has a very vigorous and robust constitution. You will be delighted with tlu- 
results from this magnificent Pea. Pkt. 10 cts., pt. 45 cts., qt. 85 cts., by mail, postpaid ; by 
express or freight not prepaid, pt. 40 cts.. qt. 70 cts., 4 qts. 52 50. 

John Ca.mpbell, Xorristown. Pa., writes May 31. 1911 ; 

"Perhaps it will be of interest to you to know that the Stokes' 'Extra Early' Peas which I bought 
from you spring. 191 1, beat my expectations considering the very dry weather which we had during the 
month of May. I picked 16 baskets today (May 31. 1911). and sold the same wholesale for $i. 10 per 
basket, and got the credit of having the first home-grown Peas in Norristown market." 

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Thomas Laxton Pea; the "Gradus" is simi- 
lar, but has a more pointed end to the pod 



Extra-Early Peas 

(All Peas are offared "If unsold," as stocks are very scarce) 
Each of the following, lOc. per large package, postpaid. We furnish one-half pecks at peck rates, one-half bushels at bushel rates 

Those marked with a ( * ) are wrinkled varieties Height in By mail, postpaid By Express or Freight 

Feet Pt. Qt. Pt. Qt. Pk. 

*STOKES' STANDARD EARLY. See page 32 So 40 $0 75 $0 30 So 60 $4 00 

Stokes' New Record Extra-Early. The very earliest, most vigorous, uniform and productive. . 2 30 55 25 40 240 

Stokes' Extra-Early. The popular fine standard 2 30 55 20 40 2 25 

Alaska. The earliest and most popular blue pea ••• 2 30 55 20 40 2 50 

New Large-podded Alaska. As early as Alaska, with pods and peas almost double the size, 

more vigorous and productive ; a great acquisition 2 30 55 25 40 2 75 

First and Best. Very early ; popular for market and shipping 2}^ 30 55 25 40 2 40 

Philadelphia Extra-Early, Dan O'Rourke, Hancock. Each '2V2 30 55 20 40 2 25 

*Gradus. Very early ; large pod, pointed end 3 40 75 3° 60 4 00 

*Thomas Laxton. Similar to Gradus. Pod blunt entl : good yielder 3 36 70 28 55 375 

Prolific Early Market. Larger podded than my Record Extra-Early and three or four days 

later in maturing ; fine 2 30 55 20 40 2 50 

*Nott's Excelsior. An improvement on American Wonder ; i 30 55 25 40 275 

*Sntton's Excelsior. Larger podded than Nott's; very fine 1 !4 35 65 30 50 3 00 

" American Wonder. Well known and very popular -K 30 55 25 40 2 75 

^McLean's Little Gem. Very prolific ; a garden favorite i 30 55 25 40 2 75 

*Extra-Early Premium Gem. Long, well-filled, prolific pods iK 30 55 25 40 2 75 

Second-early and Medium Peas 

*STOKES' STANDARD MID-SEASON. See page 32. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 

cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, pt. 25 cts., qt 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
*Stokes' Second-Early Market-Garden. Best and surest cropper; produces 

more pods than a.ny other. 2 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.: 

by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.75. 
^McLean's Advancer. Fine standard sort ; of excellent quality. 2^ feet high. B> 

mail, pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
"^Abundance. Long, round, well-filled pods; very prolific. feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2. 50. 
*Horsford's Market-Garden. Style of Advancer; very prolific. 2 feet high. B\ 

mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
'^FUlbasket. Excellent; one of the best for market. 3K feet high. By mail, postpaid, 

pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2. 50. 



qt. 



Late, or Main-Crop Peas 

STOKES' STANDARD LATE. See page 32. By mail, postpaid, pt. 40 cts. 

65 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 50 cts., pk. $3.25. 
^Stratagem. Large, full pods; quality fine. 2 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 35c., 

qt. 65 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 50 cts., pk. S3. 25. 
Long Island Mammoth, or Telegraph. Large pods and peas ; dark green color; 

fine market sort, 3 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express 

or freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. $2.50. 
^Telephone. Enormous pods and peas of first quality; prolific. feet high. By 

mail, postpaid, pt. 40 cts., qt. 65 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 50 cts., pk. $3.25. 
"Boston Unrivaled. A very large-podded pea of fine quality. By mail, postpaid, pt. 

35 cts., qt. 65 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 50 cts., pk. S3. 25. 
♦Carter's Daisy, or Dwarf Telephone. Cross of Stratagem on Telephone. Very 

productive. Pods long and well filled. I K feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 35c., 

qt. 65 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 50 cts., pk. $3.50. 
'*'Dwarf Champion. Vine 2 feet high. Early, with pod and pea like the good old 

Champion of England. By mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 55 cts.; by express or 

freight, qt. 40 cts., pk. S2.50. 
Pride of the Market. Our greatly improved uniform strain. 1% feet high. By 

mail, postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.50. 
"Champion of England. Well-known standard variety. 5 feet high. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by freight or express, qt. 35 cts., pk. S2.50. 
*BIiss' Everbearing. Peculiar branching vine; peas large. 2 feet high. By 

postpaid, pt. 30 cts., qt. 50 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 35 cts., pk. $2.50. 
♦Yorkshire Hero. A spreading variety ; very productive. 3 feet high. By mail 

paid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $2.25. 
Royal Dwarf White Marrowfat. A favorite for market. 2^ feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.50. ' 
Black-Eye Marrowfat. The old reliable. By mail, postpaid, pt. 25 cts., qt. 45 cts.; 

by express or freight, qt. 30 cts., pk. $1.40. 
Canada Field. Grown with oats for fodder, also for pigeons. 5 feet. By mail, post- 
paid, pt. 20 cts., qt. 35 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 20 cts., pk. $1, bus. $3.50. 
Dwarf Sugar. Extra fine; pods used same as Snap Beans. 1% feet high. By mail, 

postpaid, pt. 35 cts., qt. 65 cts.; by express or freight, qt. 50 cts., pk. S3. 
*Mammoth-podded Prolific Sugar. Largest and best of the edible-podded sorts ; 

broad, fleshy, tender pods. 3 feet high. By mail, postpaid, pt. 45 cts., qt. 75 cts.; 

by express or freight, qt. 60 cts., pk. S4. 

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mail, 



post- 




Long Island Mammotb Peas 



PARSLEY 



Culture. — Soak tlie seeds a few hours in lukewarm water and 
sow early in the spring. Sow in rows i foot apart, thinningthe plants 
out to 4 inches apart in the row. To preserve in winter, transplant 
to a light cellar or coldframe. 

One ounce will sow 150 feet of row 

Stokes' Standard. "^j ^STOKES^STAN DARPj 

This is a beautiful curled and handsome plant of very compact 
tirowth. Dark green in color, and very attractive for garnishing. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 els., Koz. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Superb Dwarf Garnishing. ^t^ ^isij'QYELTYl 

This is the acme of Parsley perfection. \'ery dwarf; a sti ong grower, 
entirely free from single leaves ; dark green in color; unequaled for 
garnishing. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.40. 

Market-Gardener's Best. •*'^^ ^PECl ALT V| 

Leaves are large and beautifully curled, and of a very dark greeri. 

It stands lieat, drought 
and cold, and yields 
well. It is for either the 
market or family gar- 
den. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 5 cts.. oz. 15 cts., K 
lb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 
Champion Moss 
Curled. E.xtra dark- 
green. Leaves 
crimped and curled, 
giving a most beauti- 
ful decorative appear- 
ance. Pkt. 5 cts . oz. 
15c., Klb. 35c. ,1b. Si. 25. 
Extra -Double 
Curled. An old 
curled variety for gar- 
nishing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
i.SC.,KIb.35C., lb. $1.25. 
Plain, or Single. Pkt. 
.S cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 
35 cts., lb. S1.2.S. 
Hamburg Turnip- 
Rooted. Fleshy 

vegetable roots resembling a small parsnip, for flavoring soups, etc. 




Stokes' Standard Parsley 



Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., i^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.40. 



PARSNIPS 



Culture. — Be careful not to sow until the ground is warm, or the 
seed will rot, sowing in rich soil in drills 18 inches apart, thinning to 
6 or 8 inches apart in the row. All root crops require that the ground 
shall be well and deeply dug or plowed. 

One ounce will sow about 200 feet of drill; 6 pounds will sow an acre 

Stokes' Standard. -^j tSTOKES'STAN DARDI 

Produces large handsome roots, heavy at the shoulder, tapering 
smoothly to the tip. Of fine texture, cooking tender and sweet. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., '{lb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 




Stokes' Ideal Hollow Crown Parsnips 



Stokes' Ideal Hollow "^^i ^PEC I ALT V] 

Crown. ^ greatly improved and wonderfully fine strain of true 

Hollow Crown Parsnip. The roots do not erow so 

long, are of larger diameter and more easily gathered ; very heavy 
cropper. Roots smooth, flesh fine-grained and of e.xcellent quality. 
By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz 10 cts., 5ilb 25 cts., lb. qo cts. 
Large Sugar, or Long Smooth Hollow Crown. Well-known 
old standard sort. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., li\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 




Ruby Giant 



Chinese Giant 



PEPPERS 



Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in March, transplanting when soil out- 
side is warm, in rows 2]i feet apart and 18 inches apart in the row. 
One ounce of seed will sow 300 feet of row 



Stokes' Standard. "Ip ^STOKES'STAN DARDI 

A large fruiting variety ; very prolific and quite early. The flesh is 
thick, tender, mild and sweet. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., li\b. Si. 10, 
lb. $4. 



New Ruby Giant. ™f '^g^j;- " ^NOVELTY 

per is a cross between the Ruby King and Chinese Giant. The 
Chinese Giant is the largest of all Peppers, but is rough and un- 
gainly in shape; whereas, the New Ruby Giant, while quite as large 
round as the Chinese Giant, has the ideal shape of the Ruby King, 
being longer than the Chinese Giant, and much larger around than 
the Ruby King. The Hesh is mild and sweet as an apple. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. $1, lb. S3. 50. 

Chinese G iant. P'^ 

largest of all 

Peppers, but is apt to grow rough in shape. It is usually divided 
into four or more large ridges, and is indented at the blossom end. 
It is the latest of all Peppers in maturing. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., 
Klb. $1.10, lb. S4. 



SPECIALTY] 



New Tomato Pepper. 



O n 
first 



NOVELTYi - 



seeing this new Pepper, either green or ripe, almost any one would 
think it was a tomato, owing to its similarity of shape and color. It 
is of upright growth, very prolific, staying in bearing throughout the 
season from early Jul}- until frost. l\Iild, and of delicate flavor. Pkt. 
10 cts., lioz. 25 cts , oz. 45 cts., l{\b. $1.2$, lb. S4.50, by mail, postpaid. 
STOKES' RUBY KING. Grows to double the size of Bull Nose. 
The fruits are 5 to 6 inches long, by about 3^ inches through. 
They are bright red. remarkably mild and pleasant in flavor, hav- 
ing no fiery taste. Single plants ripen from eight to ten fruits. The 
most popular red Pepper. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30c., Klb. 85 cts., lb. S3 
MAMMOTH GOLDEN QUEEN. These grow from fifteen to 
twenty perfect fruits on a plant, from 8 to 10 inches long, and 4 to 
5 inches through. Color bright golden yellow, and so mild they can 
be eaten like tomatoes. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 

Tbe following Peppers, 10 cts. per packet 

Bell, or Bull Nose. Large, mild. Oz. 25 cts., lb. 70 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Long Red Cayenne. True, hot. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. So cts. 
True Red Chili. \'ery hot. Oz. 25 cts., y,\b. 8<> cts. 
Tabasco. Small, very'hot. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 45 cts., 5i lb. $1.25. 
Cherry Red. Small, for pickles. Oz. 25 cts., Klb. 80 cts. 



PEANUTS 



Culture. — Plant in May in drills 3 feet apart, placing the nuts 8 
to 12 inches apart in the drill. Cultivate flat and keep clean. It re- 
quires i.s to 20 pounds of shelled nuts, or i bushel (22 pounds) of the 
unslielled Peanuts, to plant an acre Plant either way, but be care- 
ful not to break the skin or coating on the nut if unslielled. 
SELECTED VIRGINIA. A fine productive strain, selected espe- 

ciallv for seed purposes. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., pt. 25 cts.; 

by freight or e.\press, qt. 2,s cts., pk. $1 . bus. S3- 
SPANISH. Thin-shelled nuts, smaller than Virginia; excellent 

flavor and desirable for the northern states on account of their earli- 

ness. Used in the South as a forage crop. Price same as Virginia. 



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firOKE^' 3TANDARP. ;^EED^]| VEGETABLE ^^EEDS 



NORTHERN-GROWN SEED POTATOES 



All of the Seed Potatoes I sell are grown in the state of Maine, wh 
;ind thousands of carloads are shipped every year from the counties of 
southern states should renew their Seed Potatoes at least every two 
\ ears, as by doing so they will realize the advantage of early maturity 
and productiveness. All orders accompanied by cash will be ac- 
knowledged promptly, and the Potatoes forwarded as soon as the 
weather permits. Potatoes are packed in barrels or shipped in sacks 
containing 165 pounds net. 

Culture. — Potatoes can be planted whole, but the usual practice 
is to cut them into pieces, one eye to each piece. Plant as early as 
the ground can be made ready, in rows 3 feet apart, setting them i 
foot apart in the rows. To prevent the ravages of the potato-bug, the 
vines should be dusted with Paris green mixed with about eighty 
parts of plaster; or mi.x the Paris green in water, one small table- 
spoonful to a bucket, and apply with a whisk-broom. 

Ten bushels of Potatoes ■will plant an acre 
POTATOES BY MAIL. All varieties of Potatoes can be sent by 

mail, postage prepaid, 30c. per lb., 4 lbs. for $1, correctly labeled 

and packed to reach the purchaser in good condition. 
WHITE POTATO SEED, mixed, from the best hybridizers, per 

packet, 25 cts. 

New Varieties 

NorCFOSS* "^'^^ Norcross Potato was originated about ten 
* years ago by Charles Norcross, of Litchfield, Me., 
grown on tlie Early Rose and poUenized with Beauty of Hebron. It 
is a very choice table potato, as its well-netted skin testifies ; con- 
tains a large percentage of starch ; is very hardy, enormous yielder, 
and has exceptional blight-resisting qualities. As a standard main- 
crop variety the Norcross has no equal. By mail, postpaid, lb. 30c., 
4 lbs. $1 ; by express, pk. $1, bus. $2.50, bbl. $6. 

Vermont Gold Coin. Veryhardyand vigorousingrowth, 

enormously productive and of the 

very best table quality. Is an unequaled main-crop sort ; withstands 
the blight well ; the tubers being of good size, lying closely together 
in the hill ; the eyes are small, skin is smooth, thin and glossy ; the 
flesh is fine-grained and cooks to a dry, floury whiteness even when 
freshly dug. 30 cts. per lb., by mail, postpaid ; by express or freight, 
pk. $1, bus. $2.50, bbl. 

This is one of the very earliest 
Potatoes that has ever been in- 
troduced. The vines are compact in growth, foliage heavy and 
blight-resisting, and they have never been known to take on a sec- 
ond growth, thus insuring smooth, regular tubers. The flesh is very 
white and of good flavor when cooked; has a smooth skin. Lb. 30 
cts., 4 lbs. $1, postpaid; by express, pk. $1, bus. $2.50, bbl. $6. 



ere, it is universally acknowledged, the best Seed Potatoes are raised, 
Holton and Aroostook alone. Farmers and truckers in the middle and 



Eureka Extra-Early. 





Digging New Jersey Sweet Potatoes 



Field of "Norcross" Potatoes 

In the State of Maine, growing for seed and being sprayed with "Bug Death." 
This field yielded an average of over 350 bushels of Potatoes per acre 

Standard Sorts 

Prices variable. Write me for special prices on quantities 
True Houlton, Maine, Early Rose. Pure and genuine, very fine 

and early. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, bbl. $4.50. 
Early Beauty of Hebron. Popular early sort, of excellent quality; 

productive. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, bbl. $4.50. 
Early Thoroughbred. Earlier than Rose. More productive ; light 

pink. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $2, bbl. $5. 
Bovee. Earlier than Early Ohio. Very prolific; fine marketable 

size ; mealy. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $2, bbl. f$. 
Crown Jewel. Very early, fine and productive ; pink. Pk. 75 cts., 

bus. $2.50, bbl. $5. 
Bliss' Triumph, or Stray Beauty. Early, round, red. Pk.75 cts., 

bus. $2.50, bbl. $5. 
Pride of "South, or White Bliss. Earl v, round, white. Pk.75 cts., 

bus. $2.50, bbl. $5. 
The last three varieties are the most popular of all with southern truckers 
Irish Cobbler. Round, chunky, 80-day sort ; popular for home 

market. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $2, bbl. $5. 
Early Ohio. Popular first-early ; does well on upland soil; round 

and smooth. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $2.50, bbl. |6. 
State of Maine. Heavy-cropping, late oval variety; white skin 

and flesh. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $2, bbl. ^4.50. 
Green Mountain. Shape oval; white skin; big cropper and splen 

did cooker. Pk. 75 cts., bus. $2, bbl. $4.50. 

SWEET POTATOES 

Southern New Jersey is headquarters for and the home of the 
finest Sweet Potatoes in the world, and my facilities for getting and 
handling them are unequaled. The New Jersey Sweet Potato is 
much drier and sweeter than those grown in the South and West, 
and they have been carefully selected for years, and attain the short, 
clumpy, uniform shape which is so desirable. 

Caution. — As, however, Sw^eet Potatoes are very susceptible to 
rot under climatic changes, I cannot hold myself responsible for their 
condition after long journeys, and wish it distinctly understood that 
my customers take all risks after I deliver them in good condition to 
the express or railway company in Philadelphia. I take every pre- 
caution to get them to you in good condition, but the risk is yours. 
Full directions for bedding and sprouting the seed, setting out and 
cultivating, also harvesting and storing for winter, will be found in 
my leaflet essay on Sweet Potato Culture, which I will send free with 
orders when requested. 

Extra-Early Carolina, Jersey " TJp-Rivers," Early Nanse- 
mond. These are the three varieties most universally grown in 
New Jersey for Philadelphia and New York markets. Pk. 80 cts., 
bus. ^2, bbl. $4.50. 

Sweet Potato Plants (Ready May 15) 
All varieties of Sweet Potato plants, by mall, postpaid, 76 cts. 
per too; by express, SO cts. per lOO, S3 per l,O0O; in 5,OCO 
lots or over, S2.50 per l,O0O. 



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WAJyTEF^ P. STOKES - j 219 Market ^fa-eet PrabADELPHIA!^ 




THE BEST RADISHES 

In order to produce these early sorts, with crisp, tender flesh, grow them 
quickly in rich, loose soil and gather before reaching full size. Frequent 
plantings should be made for succession. 

One ounce of seed ■will sow 100 Jeet of drill ; 9 lbs. will sow an acre 

TURNIP-SHAPED EXTRA-EARLY 

All varieties of Radishes at 5 cts. per packet 

Stokes' Standard Criinson '*lg|^TOKES'STANDARD 
Ball. 



Extra-earl}-, round, bright red Radish, ready twent}- daj's after sow- 
ing. Crisp, tender and mild in flavor. Oz. lo cts., Y^lh. 30c., lb. Si. 
Earliest Round Dark Red (Scarlet Button). Small, extra-early, ready for 
use in 18 to 20 da3-s ; skin a bright scarlet. Oz. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

Scarlet Globe. the most important >-'gfcii,<;pcr'i AiTvl 

■ ' — - market -gardeners fore- ^^St— ' t— I T j 

ing Radish ; matures in 20 da3's. For forcing in greenhouses, hotbeds or cold- 
frames or for sowing in the open earh' in the spring, it is unequaled. Per- 
fectlj' globe-shaped: rich, deep scarlet color; mild, juicj', crisp and tender. 
Oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 25 cts., lb. So cts., 5 lbs., bj- express, $3.25. 
Extra-Early Scarlet Turnip. Very early, small, round. Oz. 10 cts., Klh. 

20 cts., lb. 70 cts., 5 lbs. $2.75, b}' express. 
Fire Ball {Non plus iiHra). An excellent, round, red, forcing variety. Oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

Early Giant Orimson. Double the size of the ordinary turnip-shaped Radishes ; often measuring 6 to 7 inches in circumference ; remain- 
ing solid, firm and tender ; flesh white and of mild flavor. Oz. 10 cts., KIb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
ST»a!-r»fE<ii» lX7"h-5-4-e> TiT» An improved strain of Scarlet Turnip White Tip, fully one-half of the Radish 
opa-iaxei WXIHK Xl^. being white. Very small top and very early. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $.. 
Rosy Gem, or Rapid-Forcing. Ver}' early, with white tip. Pkt. 5 cts., oz, 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 
Scarlet Turnip, White Tip. Round, bright scarlet, with attractive white tip; matures 
\i\h. 20 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

The quickest -growing 
white Radish; read}' 



Scarlet Globe Raaisn 



NOVELTY 



NOVELTY 



in 25 davs. Oz. 10 cts. 

Stokes' White Marble. 

for table in 16 to 18 daj^s; olive-shaped, measuring i inch in diameter, by 1% inches in 
depth. Snow-white, with a short tap-root. Crisp and mild in flavor. The foliage is very 
small. Oz. 10 cts., li\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Stokes' Standard White Ball. ^-^ kSTOKES'STAN DARDI 

Very early; skin and flesh of a pure brilliant snow-white. Matures 25 to 30 da3's after 
sowing ; sweet and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Hlh. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Sy 'type orth" " m$PECIALTYl 

White Box. It has quite a small top and matures in from 25 to 30 days from sowing the 
seed. The ski a and flesh are of a pure, brilliant, glistening, waxy white, and are most 
attractive when bunched for m_arket. A particularly valuable variety for early summer 
forcing. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts., 5 lbs., by express, |3.50- 
Early Wtiite Tucaip. Both skin and flesh white, crisp and tender. Oz. 10 cts.. K'h. 
20 cts., lb. 75 cts- 



Early Snow -White Box. 



Olive-Sliaped Extra-Early 



All varieties 5 cts. per packet 

Startle 20-Day Forcing (Red Rocket). Slender, oblong Radishes of bright scarle 

verv quick growth. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
White Rocket, Earliest Half -Long White. Very handsome. Oz. loc, ;ilb.30C. 

Small, verv 




,lb.Si. 



Early Snow-"White Box Radish 




Scarlet Olive-shaped. 



early, olive-shaped 



specialty] 



Radish. Rich brilliant color. Oz. 10 
cts., '^Ib. 2=; cts., lb. S5 cts. 

White Olive-shaped. Early, white flesh and skin; crisp-andof mild flavor. Oz. loc, lb. 30c., lb. $1. 
French Breakfast. Carmine color, with clear white lower portion. Oz. ic cts., Klb. 20c., lb. 70c. 
Bright Breakfast. Brilliant carmine with clear white. A decided improvement on French Break- 
fast. Oz. 10 cts., ;ilb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 



Long-Shaped Extra-Early 



All varieties 5 cts. per packet 



STOKES' STAN DARD 



attractive when 



Stokes' Standard Long White, a n d"ff u"r e 

white, readv for use in 20 to 25 da\s after planting. Slender in form and very 

bunched, crisp and tender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., M\h. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

1X71, J + « T.r,J«l.r. A fine, long, pure white and verv early sort; -^^to^o DCf—X A I TVl 
Wmte AClCie. ^eady in 20 to 25 days after planting. Its trans- "^^J f^CV,, l>^L. I T| 
parent \\ bite skin makes it a verv attractive market and table variety. Oz. 10 cts., \i lb. 25c., lb. 85c. 
The Comet. A new French sort ; a very early, long white Radish, coming in 20 days from time of 

sowini:, remaining in use longer than aiiy other extra-early variety. Oz. 10 cts., Y,\h. 25c., lb. 85c. 
Long Brightest Scarlet (white-tipped). A new French sort. Oz. 10 cts., ;ilb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Half-Long Deep Scarlet. Very popular in southern markets. Scarlet color, flesh pure white. Oz. 

70 cts., \i\h- 2,s cts., lb. .'^.s cts. 
Philadelphia Gardener's Long Scarlet. Fine keeper. Oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 
Cincinnati Market. Of the long scarlet type ; deeper in color, straight and smooth. Oz. 10 cts. K 

lb. 20 cts.. 111. 65 cts. 

Wood's Early Frame. An extra-early strain of long scarlet. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts., 
postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. $3. 

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||^TQKE§^ ^TANDARg SEED^^ | VEGETABLE ^EEDS 




SUMMER RADISHES 

All varieties, are 5 cts. per pkt. 

noveltyI 

Delicacy. 



Snow - Wliite 



Half -long in form, gradual!}- 
tapering toward the lower end, 
and should be classed in size between the White 
Strasburg and tlie Celestial. Pure white. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 10 cts., %lh. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Chartier, or Shepherd. Large, long Radish ; 
crimson, tipped with white. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Lady Finger, or Long White Vienna. One 
of the best long white Radishes. Oz. 10 cts., 
Kib. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
White Chartier. A white form of the well- 
known Chartier Radish. Matures in about six 
weeks. Tops short, flesh mild, crisp and ten- 
der. Oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 30 cts., lb. $1. 




Wliite Strasburg Radish 



Notice the size of the Mammoth Japanese Radish as 
compared with the little lady's head 



White Stras- *1 H^ECIALTVI 

1>11F&» °^ most popular summer sorts. Skin and flesh pure white. 

— Can be pulled five weeks after time of sowing. It remains tender 

and of good quality a long time. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Large White Summer Turnip, or Glohe. Oz. 10 ct=., J^lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 



Large Yellow Summer Turnip, or Golden Globe. Oz. 10 cts., Klb. 23 Cts., lb. 85 cts. 



WINTER RADISHES 



All varieties are 
5 cts. per pkt. 

Culture. — These should be sown after the middle of June, sowing- for succession (espe- 
cially of the Chinese varieties) until the middle of August. 

New Mammoth Radish from Japan, '*''^I ^N O VE LT Y ( 

Sakliraiima. '^'^'^ Mammoth Japanese Radish is an e.xtremely pleasing and inter- 

— s — - esting addition to our list of vegetables. Planted in the spring it runs 

to seed too soon; it is better to treat it as a summer, fall or winter Radish. It is mild, delicate, 
and makes an excellent food either raw or cut-up into dice and cooked as turnips. A valu- 
able addition and well Vv-orth trying. It sometimes grows to an immense size, one Radish 
making several meals for quite a family. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., %\h. 60 cts., lb. $2. 

^^^^ -^SPECIALTY] 

large white Radishes, The roots grow to an innnense size, averaging from 12 to 15 inches in 
length and 5 inches in diameter ; but, notwithstanding its unusual size, the flesh is always 
crisp, mild and juicy. Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 



New Celestial, or White Chin ese. 




Round Black Spanish Radish 




New Round Scarlet China. 



Anew variety of the Chinese Radish, 
ajid may be sown at all seasons; ma- 



SPEC 8 ALT y1 



Celestial Radish 



turing in six or seven weeks. Its handsome round shape, and rich scarlet color and pure wliite flesh commend 
it. 6z. 15 cts., K lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

China Rose. One of the best winter varieties. Bright rose-color ; flesh white, 

firm and of superior quality. Oz. 10 cts., Klt>. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
California Mammoth White. The largest winter Radish. Good quality. 

Oz. 10 cts., Ji'lb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Half-Long Black Spanish. Intermediate in shape between the round and 

long ; flesh mild, very crisp and sweet. One of the best of the black Rad- 
ishes. If stored in damp sand in cellar, will keep all winter. Oz. 10 cts., 

U\h. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 
Round Black Spanish. Very popular with Germans; known as " rettig." 

Oz. 10 cts., HIb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 
Long Black Spanish. Black skin, white flesh. One of the hardiest, keeping 

until summer. Oz. 10 cts., %lh. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 

RHUBARB, or PIE-PLANT 

Culture. — Fine roots of Rhubarb can be grown easily from seed, w hich 
should be sown in a shallow drill, using one ounce to 125 feet of drill, which 
will make about 1,000 plants. When well started, thin to 10 to 12 inches apart. 
In the fall or early spring they should be transplanted to the permanent bed, 
standing 3 feet apart in the row and with rows from 4 to 6 feet apart. The 
stalks should not be gathered until the plants have had a second full season's 
growth. If it is preferred to purchase roots, they can be had, and, if planted in 
good soil earljnn the spring, will make a strong growth and yield stalks for mar- 
ket the following spring, though it is bestnottopull them until the second year. 
Large Victoria. An excellent cooking variety. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., K'b. 
40 cts., lb, gl.20. 

RHUBARB ROOTS 

Early Stra-wberry and Victoria. Each, by mail, postpaid, 20 cts. each, 
$1.50 per doz.; by express, 15 cts. each, $1 per doz., $5 per 100. Full undi- 
vided clumps, 25 cts. each, $2.50 per doz., $15 per 100. 

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Half-Long Black Spanish Radish 





WALTEF^ P. STOKES 


219 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 








THE BEST PUMPKINS 

Culture. — Seeds may be planted in the middle of the spring 
among field corn, in hills 8 to lo feet apart or over, four seeds in a 
hill. Avoid planting them near melon or squash vines, as they mix. 

One pound will plant 200 to 300 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds will plant an acre 

" Stokes' Standard" ^ ^STOKES'STAN DARDI 

Pie Puinpllillt This beautiful Pumpkin is of medium size, 

■* growing very uniform, lo to I2 inches in 

diameter and enormously productive. It is cylindrical in shape ; 
color a beautiful golden yellow ; finely netted on the outside like a 
muskmelon. The flesh is fine-grained, tender, and for pies it is un- 
equaled. It is a splendid winter keeper, if stored in a warm, dry 
place. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. lo cts., K'b. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

Big Tom. T^'s .is the Pumpkin -"SfcTopb/- 1 a 1 tyI 

— that IS grown most ^^.^fCK^l^i^l Tl 

largely hy canners for canning for pies. It is enormously prolific 
and grows very large ; the skin and flesh are of a deep, rich orange 
color. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8c.. %\h. 15c., lb. 40c., 5 lbs. by express S1.50. 



Stokes' Standard Pie Pumpkin 

King of the Mammoths. ''^i ^S PEC I ALT Y| 

The fruits of this remarkable Pumpkin grow to an enormous size, fre- 
quently reaching 2 to 3 feet in diameter, and from 150 to 300 pounds 
in weight. The skin is a salmon-orange color, with very thick, bright 
yellow flesh, which is fine-grained, tender, and of excellent quality for 
pies. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts., MVa. 50 cts., lb. $1.50. 

Mammoth Golden Cnshaw. This Pumpkin grows to 

- an immense size, and a 

■field of them is a very pretty sight with their great hooks lying around 
in the greatest profusion. They are rich, dark golden yellow in color, 
thick-meated, fine-fleshed, excellent for feeding stock or for pies. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\h. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Xarge Sweet Cheese. This >s one of the best varieties 

" for family use. It has large, 

round, flattened fruits, with a creamy buff skin, averaging 20 inches 
to 2 feet in diameter. It is an excellent keeper, with thick flesh of fine 
quality'. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 



A Select List of Standard Sorts 

One pound will plant 200 to 250 hills ; 4 to 6 pounds will plant 1 acre 
Large packets 5 cts. each. Deduct 10 cts. per lb, ff ordered by 
express or freight 

Cashaw, or Crookneck. The old standard and popular Crookneck Cashaw 




Eling of the Mammoths Pumpkin and 



Standard ' 




Field of Big Tom Pumpkins 



By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts. 

Improved Green-striped Cashaw. Improve- 
ment on White Cashaw ; green-and-white-striped ; 
flesh rich yellow, solid, fine-grained; very thick, 
sweet. Sy mail, postpaid, oz. loc, Klb- 30c., lb. $1. 

Small Sugar. Early, prolific and very sweet ; 
orange color ; fine keeper. By mail, postpaid, oz. 
10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 

Tennessee Sweet Potato. Bell-shaped, white 
flesh, very thick and sweet. By mail, postpaid, oz. 
10 cts., %\h. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
New Winter Luxury. Golden yellow, finely 
netted, shape round, flesh very rich, unequaled as 
a winter keeper and cooking variet)-. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Quaker Pie. Shape nearly oval. Cream-colored 
skin and flesh ; fine quality. By mail, postpaid, oz. 
10 cts., 541b. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 
Common Yellow, or Connecticut Field. Very 
productive: grown largely for feeding stock. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 5 cts., K'b. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts. 
By express or freight, 10 lbs. $2. 25, bus. of 25 lbs. $5. 
Calhoun. Nearly round, somewhat flattened on the 
ends; skin creamy brown; flesh deep salmon-yel- 
low, thick, fine-grained, excellent for pies. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 



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rSiXQKE^^^Sl^iDA^ SEEPin VEGETABLE $EEDS 




New Long Season Spinach 

SALSIFY, or OYSTER PLANT 

Culture. — Sow as early as the ground can be worked in the 
spring, in drills 12 inches apart and i inch deep, thinning out to 6 
inches in the row. Cultivate the same as carrots and parsnips. It 
is perfectly hardy, and part of the crop may be left in the ground un- 
til spring. The roots are cut in pieces ^-inch long, boiled until 
tender, and served with drawn butter. Can also be fried. 
One ounce will sow about 60 feet of drill; 8 to 10 pounds to the acre 
Mammoth Sandwich Island. Grows fully double the size of the 
old Long White. Roots are pure white, much heavier and thicker 
throughout, and notwithstanding their enormous size are much 
superior in quality. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts., Hlh. 40 cts., lb. $1.40. 

SPINACH 

Culture. — For early use, sow in the spring, in drills a foot apart, 
thinning out for use as greens. For fall use, sow in August ; and for 
a winter crop to be kept over until early spring, sow in September 
and October. That which is left to winter over should be covered 
with straw or leaves. 

One ounce will sow 100 feet of drill ; 12 pounds will sow an acre 
N ew Long Season. (See cut.) 

" This new 

Spinach withstands the hot summer weather without shooting to 
seed for a long period. It forms a rosette of thick, tender and succu- 
lent crumpled leaves, which are of an intensely dark green color. 
Their great substance and short-leaved stalks enable them to stand 
up in hot weather, retaining their freshness for a long period after 
cutting. Pkt. 5 cts. oz. 10 cts.,Klb. 15 cts., lb. 45 cts., by mail, post- 
paid ; by express, 5 lbs. $1.50, 10 lbs. $2.75. 

Stokes* Standard.' 



noveltyI 



STOKES'STANDARDi 



Good either for spring or summer use, and is perfectly hardy for 
fall or winter. Of a dark green color and has crumpled leaves. 
Tender and does not shoot to seed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Klb. 15 
cts., lb. 40 cts. 

Parisian Long-standing. This French Spinach surpasses our 
famous Enkhuizen Long-standing in its broad and heavy dark 
green leaves, which have the true Savoy appearance. By mail, 
postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., ^Ib. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts.; by express 
or freight, lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs. and over, 22 cts. per lb. 

Victoria. Leaves very dark green, almost black, very thick and 
spread out flat upon the ground. It is a long-standing variety, but 
not very hardy. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., K'b. 15 cts., 
lb. 40C.; by express or freight, lb. 30c., lo lbs. and over, 25c. per lb. 

Enkhuizen Long-standing. Leaves round, large, thick, dark 
green. Our stock is grown in Holland. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 8 cts., ^Ib. IS cts., lb. 35 cts.; by express or freight, lb. 25 
cts., 10 lbs. and over, 22 cts. per lb. 

American Round-seeded 



SPECIALTY! 

Popular for fall sowing. The 



Savoy, or Bloomsdale. , , u , 

' leaves are large, thick, finely 

curled, heavy, produced in great numbers, and stand handling 
better than most other sorts. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5c., oz. 8c., Klb. 
15c., lb. 40c.; by express or freight, lb. 30c., 10 lbs. and over, 25c. per lb. 



SPINACH, continued 
Improved Tbick-Ieaved Round, or Viroflay. Large, thick, 

dark green leaves, very hardy. By mail, postpaid, pkt. '5 cts.' 

oz. 8 cts., Klb. 15 cts., lb. 35 cts.; by express or freight, lb. 25 cts., 

10 lbs. and over, 22 cts. per lb. 
Broad-leaved Round-seeded. Produce large, thick green leaves, 

somewhat crumpled. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 8 cts., Klb. 

15 cts., lb. 35 cts.; by express, 10 lbs. and over, 22 cts. per lb. 



SQUASH 



Culture. — Sow in hills in the same manner and at the same time 
as cucumbers and melons, the bush varieties 3 to 4 feet apart and 
the running kinds 6 to 9 feet apart. 
One ounce will plant 20 to 40 hills ; 4 to 6 lbs. will plant an acre 
Large packets of any of the following varieties, 6 cts. eachk 

THE BEST SUMM ER SQUASHES 
Stokes' Standard "^i ^STOKES'STAN DARDt 

Smnmer. excellent table variety for early summer use. 
— — — Clear white in color with scalloped edges. Oz. 10 
cts., '/^ lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

White Bush Scallop. The well-known white Pattv Pan. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. 10 cts., '4\h. 25 cts., lb. 80 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. $3.25. 

Mammoth White Bush (Silver Custard). Grows twice the size 
of above. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 25 cts., lb. 90 cts. 

Extra-Early Jersey White Bush. An improved extra-early 
strain of the old While Bush. Selected and improved by a New- 
Jersey grower. Bv mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Jilb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Early Golden, or YeUow Bush. Differs from White Bush only in 
orange color. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., 'A\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Cocozella. An Italian favorite. Oblong ; of fine quality, with 
smooth skin ; mottled dark green and yellow. By mail, postpaid, 
oz. 10 cts., '/{lb. 30 cts., lb. gi. 

Golden Custard. Very large Golden Yellow Bush ; fine for market. 
By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Golden Summer Crookneck. Small yellow crookneck; early and 
prolific. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts.; ^Ib. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Mammoth Summer Crookneck. Large and fine for market. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., %\h. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

FALL AND WINTER SQUASHES 
Stokes' Standard 



STOKES'STAN DARDI 



\irinter. Oblong in shape, dark green skin or golden-yellow 
* and very fine-grained. Fruits weigh from 15 to 20 

pounds each ; splendid keeper. 

Oz. 15 cts., Xlb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Boston Marrow. Bright orange; 
skin and flesh of very superior 
quality; a splendid winter 
keeper and most popular for 
autumn use. By mail, postpaid, 
oz. 10 cts., KIb. 30 cts., lb. ^i. 

Golden Bronze. Beautiful new 
Squash. Bronze color; flesh 
golden yellow; fine for pies. By 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
30 cts., lb. $1. 

Early Prolific Orange Mar- 
row. Earlier than Boston Mar- 
row; very productive. By mail, 
postpaid, oz. loc, Klb.3oc.,lb.$i. 

Hubbard. The old favorite popu- 
lar winter Squash ; dark green 
skin; rich flesh. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 15c., Klb. 3SC., lb. $1.25. 

Red, or Golden Hubbard. A 
perfect type of its parent, with red 
skin. By mail, postpaid, oz. 15 
cts., Klb. 35 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Chicago Warted Hubbard. An 
Improvement on Hubbard; skin 
heavily warted. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 15c., Klb. 3.SC., lb. Si. 25. 

Fordhook. Early, sweet and dry; 
also a good summer variety; 
form oblong. By mail, postpaid, 
oz. 15 cts., ^!b. 35 Cts., lb. J1.25. 

Mammoth Chili. The jumbo of 
all Squashes, often weighing 200 
pounds. Pkt. loc; by mail, post- 
paid, oz. 15c., Klb. 40c., lb. $1.50. 




Golden Summer Crookneck 
Squash 



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WALTER^ p. STOKES j 219Market8ta-eet. PfflbADELPHIA,EA 




STOKES' FAMOUS 
TOMATOES 

No vegetable in the entire list catalogued is given more atten- 
tion, nor are the strains offered more carefully looked after, than 
m5' Tomatoes. All of the seed offered is grown speciallj' for seed. 
The crops are carefully inspected during growth ; and they can 
be relied upon to produce the finest fruit. 

Culture. — Sow in hotbeds in earlj' spring, or the seed may 
be sown in shallow boxes and placed in a window. Transplant 
to the open ground when all danger of frost is past, setting the 
plants 3 to 4 feet apart each way. For ver}' early use, the seed 
should be transplanted into small pots, and these set out in the 
open ground when it is warm enough. One ounce will produce 
about 1,300 plants. 

RED TOMATOES 
Stokes' **Floracroft Earliana** 
Tomato 

Hie Earliest Tomato on Eartb 

The Earliana Tomato is now the 
standard early Tomi:to of the land 



SPEC I ALT Yi 



and is offered in every prominent seedsman 's catalogue, but 
a great deal of the seed thus offered is a deteriorated stock 
that has not been kept up to the original purity in earliness, pro- 
ductiveness and fine, smooth shape. 

As the original introducer of the Earliana Tomato, I have been 
interested to carefully conserve all of its good points, and I offer 
a stock which is unequaled in earliness and in all of the good 
points for which this remarkable variety is noted; so in consider- 
ing price do not confound the "Floracroft" Earliana with the 
ordinary strains of Earliana Tomato usuallj- sold. Pkt. 10 cts . 
Koz. 25 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. Si. 25, lt>. {(4. 




Floracroft Earliana Tomatoes. (See how they hang.; 




m the 
at 20 



The Enormous Tomato 



Crown Setting Seed. I have saved a limited quantity of seed, gathered fro; 
Crown Setting only. This is seed stock that is offered as long as it lasts 
cts. per pkt., J^oz. 75 cts., oz. $1.25. 

Spark's Earliana Tomato no. lo strain 

An excellent strain of this fine Tomato, only second to mj' "Floracroft" Earli- 
ana. By starting your plants early you can have ripe fruit by the i.stli to 20th of 
June. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 't'lb. S5 cts., 11). S3 

The Enormous Tomato 

It is often desirable to have a Tomato of very large ^^^r^ i A I -t-"w1 

size, and in the past these very large fruits ha\e l)cen ^^^^ ""^^ 1 T | 

mostly of a rough, ung.iinly shape, but in the Enormous Tomato we have one that 
is of the true, round Tomato shape, very solid and heavy; flesh thick and firm 
with very few seeds and no core; very free from rot, and in color a deep, rich red 
with no trace of the purple tint so often found in large Tomatoes. It is profitable 
to Iiave these extra-large Tomatoes come into l)earing late, wlien all other varieties 
get small, and these will go begging w hen you come in witli your fine, big fel- 
lows late in Julv, August, and well into .September. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 50 cts., K'b. 
Jti.35 lb. 

Stokes* "Matchless" Tomato 

The best large-fruited, bright red, late Tomato. A handsomer Tomato than 
"Stone," more globe-shaped, firmer fiesh, finer cjualitj-, and splendid keeper. They 
are free from core, smooth, ripening up to the stem, and of the finest flavor. 
I'kt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., '^Ib. 85 cts., lb. S3. ' 

New "Coreless" Tomato 

This is a new Tomato; is a distinct globe-shaped, bright red, large main- 
crop variet}'; it is almost round, being the same diameter each way. It is very 
productive, forming in clusters of four to seven fruits, always free of a green core, 
and its shape makes an excellent sliciuir v.iriety. Tliis would make a splendid 
Tomato for canners or catsup-makers. Pkt, 10 ct-^,, '.-uz. 20 cts., oz. 35 cts., Kh'. 
■^i, lb. 53.25. 

Leon A. Lusk, Scabrook. Texas. July s. 191 1, writes: "An unsolicited testimonial in be- 
half of your 'Bonny Best' Tomato is due you. It is really better than you claim for it. It 
has proven, to my sati.sfaction, that quality, productiveness, drought-resisting, blight-proof, 
uniformity of size, and in fact all the good traits of a Tomato, are embodied in your 'Bonny 
Best' Tomato." 



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- ■ • iiin'----''trMIYiiiilitf 



Novelty 

Florida writes 



Stokes* « «Bonny Best Early " Tomato 

The "Bonny Best" has made good wherever it has been offered. A market 
gardener in Texas writes me: "It's the Tomato for Texas." A customer from 
"Its splendid foliage is just what we want here to protect the beautiful fruit." 



NOVELTYl 



"Bonny Best Early" is fully ten days to two weeks earlier than Chalk's Early Jewel, and as early as most strains of 
Earliana. It is a vigorous grower, enormously prolific, setting twelve to fifteen smooth, round, globe-shaped fruits in the 
crown setting, and as a shipping Tomato it is one of the very best, as the entire picking will grade in the same crate owing 
to its remarkable evenness of size. 

"Bonny Best Early," in color is an intense, velvet, glowing scarlet, ripens up evenly to the stem without crack or 
black spot. Pkt. 10 cts., l ioz. 25 cts., oz. 40 cts., l^lh. $1.25, lb. $4, by mail postpaid. 

"Bonny Best Early" for Greenhouse Forcing 

"Bonny Best" is the finest forcing Tomato under glass it is possible to obtain. Far better in every way than the 
Comet, Lorillard, etc. I have some seed saved from the Crown Setting only, especially saved for greenhouse use. Pkt. 
20 cts., ^oz. 75 cts., oz. $1.25. 

Read what the authorities of the Pennsylvania State College think of it 

Prof. R. L. Watts, of The Pennsylvania State College, writes in the October 14. 1911, issue of "The Weekly Market Growers' Journal": 
"Bonny Best Tomato has come into prominence within the last two years. It was introduced by Walter P. Stokes, of Philadelphia, and it is now a favorite 
on hundreds of truck farms and market gardens and in many greenhouses. The variety is slightly later than Earliana but is smoother and more salable. 
Eugene Davis has tried it in his houses at Grand Rapids and he is favorably impressed with its excellent qualities as a greenhouse Tomato. The variety has 
made a splendid showing in the Pennsylvania State College greenhouses, although not as productive as Globe." 



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RED TOMATOES, continued 

Stokes* S t a n d a r d '^^i ^STOKES^STAN DARDI 

Sarly. Remember that all tlie " Standards " are guaranted b5' 

me to be of the verj- clioicest varieties" that can be 

known, and "Stokes' Standard" Early Tomato is no exception to 
this rule. It is ver3- ea.v\y, enormously prolific, smooth and very 
uniform in size; of a bright scarlet color, of great solidity, tend- 
ing toward the globe-shape, and has a fine flavor. A splendid 
Tomato, either for the home garden or for market. Pkt. lo cts., oz. 
40cts., %]h. $1.25, lb. $4. 



Stokes' Standard ^IH ^STOKES'STAN DARDI 

])Iaill-C!rop. '^'^'^ another ver}- fine Tomato. Large, solid 

; — fruit, bright red, ripening evenly up to the stem 

and without core. It is rather late in maturing and makes the stand- 
ard main-crop sort, lasting well into fall ; strong, vigorous vine and 
a very free bearer. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., %\h7 go cts., lb. $3. 

Superb Salad. 



NOVELTYt 



Stokes' Standard Early Tomatoes 



This is a little 
gem ; it grows in 
clusters, as shown in illustration, being just the right size for serv- 
ing whole as a salad on lettuce leaves with mayonnaise dressing. 
It is also just the right size for putting up whole in glass jars. It is 
solid, of very fine te.xture and thin skin. While not recommended 
as a field crop for market, it is exceedingly desirable for the pur- 
poses above stated. Pkt. 10 cts., 'Aoz. 35 cts., oz. 60 cts., '^Ib. S2. 



STANDARD RED TOMATOES 

Jack Rose. Early and productive. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., l{\h. 75 cts., lb. §2. 75. 
Stone. Large; perfectly smooth; bright scarlet ; solid; best for canning and most 
popular as a main-crop Tomato for market ; extra-fine strain. By mail, postpaid, 
oz. 25 cts., Klb. 70 cts., lb. J2.50. 
Great B. B. (Brinton's Best.) Second-early and main-crop sort. Deep red color 
uniformlv even, large size, smooth and good keeper. By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., 
'^Ib. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Chalk's Jewel. A fine second-early. Oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $3. 
Success. Resembles the " Great B. B." Rich scarlet; handsome. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 
Crimson Cushion. Very large ; the Jumbo' of all. Pkt. 15 cts., oz. 40 cts., %\h. $1. 
Liorillard. For greenhouse forcing ; bright glossy red ; very smooth and solid. By 

mail, postpaid, oz. 30 cts., lilh. 85 cts., lb. 
Livingston's Favorite. Large, smooth, productive ; a good shipper and canner. 

By mail, postpaid, oz. 25 cts., 
Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

New "Red Rock." 

This is one of the finest large, 
red Tomatoes ever introduced. 
It ranks among the later varie- 
ties, requiring about no days 
from seed sowing to ripe fruit. 
It is very solid and free from 
an excess of water; smooth 
and of a very fine, red color. 
Superior in texture and flavor. 
It is an extraordinarily heavy 
producer and an excellent 
shipping sort. Twenty -five 
tons of fruit have been grown 
to the acre. It is specially 
recommended to truckers and 
growers for canning factories, 
as it is very showy and very 
productive. Has a strong, vig- 
orous vine, protecting the fruits 
from sun scald. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 40 cts., Klb. $1.25, lb. $4, 
lo-lb. lots and over at $3 50 
per lb. 





Superb Salad Tomatoes 



New Red Rock Tomatoes 



STOKES* FAMOUS TOMATOES. No department of my business is given more attention than the growing and 

development of Tomato seeds. The seeds go so far and the results from 

different strains are so manifest that it is the heie^hi of folly to buy Tomato seed because it is cheap. Price cuts no figure, so long as 
it is fair, in proportion to results attained. If Tomatoes are wanted for very early market, say about the middle of June, start them 
inside in pots or boxes, and, when set out, train them to stakes and trim them to two leads, and the fruit is much improved, not only 
in appearance, but in quality. It also looks neat and is economical of space. For fine, large specimens for exhibition, where high 
color and attractive appearance are desired, thin out the clusters a little and cover with paper sacks, as is commonly practised by 
grape-growers. These paper sacks, or bags, should be put on when the fruit is about three-fourths gro\vn. Try out the 'Bonny Best 
Early" this way — it will surprise and delight you, and prove that I know what I am talking about. 



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S^rpiE^' ^TANDARjD ^^EPaTI VEGETABLE ^EEDS 



STOKES'STANDARD 




"'ir.k Tomato. They are beauties 



Stokes' "Pink Florida Special." ^^^^^ Smooth, Second-Early Pink F 

SL . Southern Shipper. This is a splendid, 



PINK-FRUITED TOMATOES 

June Pink. Many markets require a pink-skinned Tomato, and the June Pink has 
— — — ^— — proven itself, by all odds, the very earliest and most productive pink- 
fruited Tomato ever introduced. ' It is, in reality, a pink Earliana; has the habit of 
growth and the plant is exactly the same as the Earliana. It is enormously productive, 
growing to set and develop good-sized fruits throughout the season. The seed I offer is 
of the very highest grade. In going over a field of over five acres growing for seed, I 
could not find a single plant whose fruit was off in color, or any sign of roughness. By 
mail, postpaid, pkt. lo cts., oz. 35 cts., Klb. |i, lb. $3.50. 

Stokes' Standard Globe. Jii^ Globe 

— : — loinato IS 

the popular Tomato for growing in Florida and the South for shipment to northern mar- 
kets. This is because it can be picked green and hard, as it ripens up beautifully after- 
ward, just about time to be marketed, three or four days after it is picked and shipped. 

" Stokes' Standard" Globes are just right in size (144 to crate). 

" Stokes' Standard " Globes are just right in shape. 

'* Stokes' Standard " Globes are just right in color. 

" Stokes' Standard " Globes are strong and vigorous, enormously prolific, and 
everj' seed here offered uiuk'r my "Stokes' Standard" Brand is saved from selected 
fruit. Like produces like. You will get a splendid result without fail from this seed. It 
is the finest strain of Globe Tomato ever offered. My reputation is back of this seed. 
The qu.'intitv is limited and early orders are solicited. Pkt. 15 cts., Hoz. 40 cts., i oz. 
60 cts., $1.65, lb. $6. 

Globe Tomato. Good New Jersey grown stock, such as is usually sold. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 30 cts., Klb. 85 cts., lb. $2,. 

Giant-Fruited Acme, a fine, large, early pink Tomato. The Acme Tomato 
— — — — — ^— — — — has for years been the standard pink sort, but it has 
been grown so long that it has deteriorated in size. The Giant-Fruited Acme now 
offered has been carefully crossed and recrossed for size of fruit, so that it is as early as 
the type, and because of its large, uniform, handsome fruits, it sells readilj- at a much 
higher price than the old variety. It is an enormous yielder, the fruit is very solid and 
meaty, very early; almost seedless. It is a splendid variety for shipping long distances. 
Pkt. 10 cts.', oz. 35 cts., Kib. $1, lb. S3. 50. 

Fruit. One of the best sorts for the 
lipper. This is a splendid, fine large pink or purplish red variety, 
which will become the standard of excellence where extreme earliness is not necessarj-. It grows to a fine large size, very firm and solid, 
few seeds and enormously productive, and it continues to bear its large, fine fruit longer than most any other variety, holding its size well 
up in the last picking. The meat is unusually firm and sweet and it carries splendidly. By mail, postpaid, pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., 
%\h. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Duke of York. This Tomato is very popular in Florida and other southern states. It is a splendid cropper, round in shape, flesh 
firm, large-sized and of very fine flavor. Ripens its fruit more uniformily together than most other sorts; not sub- 
ject to rust or blight; purplish red in color. By mail, postpaid, 
pkt. 10 cts., oz. 35 cts., lb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

Trucker's Favorite. ^ fine large purple-fruited To- 

mato. very regular in form, good 

size, verr solid and thick-meated. Not subject to rust and recom- 
mended where a purple fruit is wanted. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., 
'4Tb. $1, lb. $3. 

Livingston's Beauty. Large, smooth, purplish pink; thick flesh; 
regular form. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Early Acme. Excepting the June Pink, this is the earliest of all 
the pink sorts; smooth, round, productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 
cts., Klb. 75 cts., lb. $2.50. 

Dwarf Champion. Dwarf plant, with upright foliage. Early, with 
fruit resembling Acme. Popular. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts., M\b. 
85 cts., lb. $3. 

Ponderosa. The largest pink Tomato in cultivation. By mail, 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts., Klb. $1.10, lb. S4. 

YELLOW TOMATOES 

Golden Queen. The best large, smooth, solid Yellow Tomato. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 35 cts., ;{lb. $1, lb. $3.50. 

SMALL-FRUITED TOMATOES 

Yellow Plum. Plum shape; bright yellow; used for pickles. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts. 

Clnsterosa Yellow Egg. A great improvement on all other 
small yellow Tomatoes. The best for preserving and pickling; 
wonderfully productive. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts. 

Red Cherry. An inch in cflameter; borne in clusters ; for pickles. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 30 cts., Klb. 75 cts. 

Strawberry, or Winter Cherry (Husk Tomato). Small yellow 
fruit enclosed in a husk. Very sweet flavor; used for preserv- 
ing. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts., K'b. 75 cts. 

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'Stokes' Standard" Globe Tomato 



WALTEP^ p. STOKES 219 Market ^eet, PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 



TURNIPS 



Culture.— For early Turnips, sow as soon as the ground is warm enough in the spring. For winter use, sow from the middle of July 
to the end of August. The seed is generally sown broadcast, but larger crops are obtained, particularly of the Rutabagas, by cultivating; 
in drills i8 inches apart and thinning to 6 inches apart in the drills. ^ 

One ounce will sow 150 feet oJ drill; 1 pound of seed to the acre in drills ; 2 to 3 pounds to the acre if sowa broadcast 



1 




GARDEN TURNIPS, WHITE-FLESHED 

Large packets of any variety, 5 rts. 



Early Red-Top White Globe. "^li O^EC I ALTVl 

A large, handsome, globe-shaped variety; white fiesh, fine-grained, tender 
and sweet ; surface color white, with a purple top; a true table Turnip and 
one of the best ; extensively grown and pitted for fall and winter, being a good 
keeper and produces enormous crops. (See cut.) Oz. locts., K'b. 25 cts., lb. 
75 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. S3, 10 lbs. $5.50. 

Eirtra-Early Purple-Top Milan. The Milan Turnips are very early and 
the tenderest of all Turnips for table use. Oz. 10 cts., %\h. 30 cts., lb. Si. 

Extr a-Early White Milan. Extra-early tender and delicately 

« flavored ; the bulb is of medium 

size, very handsome, smooth and of a clear ivory-white, both inside and out. 
Oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 30 cts., lb. $1. 

Early Snowball. '^^^ finest whlte-fleshed, ball-shaped early table 

^ Turnip, maturing in six weeks from sowing; bulb 

small, smooth and round, with white skin and sparkling white flesh; crisp, 
tender and sweet. Oz. 10 cts., %\h. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts. 



Stokes' Standard White. ''Ip ^STOKES'STAN DARDI 

Globe-shaped white-fieshed Turnip, with upper half of a reddish purple skin. 
Fine-grained, tender and sweet ; an excellent keeper. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts.j 



Early Red-Top White Globe Turnip 



By mail, postp-iid 

Lb. 

So 65, 

ji 
> 

65 



Klb. 25 cts., lb. 75 cts 

S»urpie-Top Flat. (Strap-leaved). Well-known standard Per oz. Ulh. 

popular early sort §0 10 $0 20 

Early White Flat Datch. Very popular for spring sow- 
ing ; fine for market ^ ^ iiii. ............ . 10 20 

Early White Egg. Very handsome ; pure white ; excellent for early or late 10 25 

Pomeranian Large White Globe. Useful for both table and stock ; very large 10 20 

Long Cow Horn. A white Turnip of peculiar long shape and quick maturity. It grows to a large size standing lialf 

out of the ground. Cow Horn Turnip sown in connection with rape is recommended for green manuring purposes... 10 20 

GARDEN TURNIPS, YELLOW-FLESHED 

Golden Ball, or Orange Jelly. Small; very early ; fine quality and flavor By express. 5 lbs. $2.50. . 10 20 

Tellow, or Amber Globe. Vigorous grower ; fine keeper; popular for market " " 5 lbs. 2.50.. 10 20 

Yellow Aberdeen, Globe-shaped. Very large ; fine for table or cattle " " lbs. 2.50.. 10 20 



05 



65 



65 
65 

65 



RUTABAGA TURNIPS 
Stokes* -'^ tSTOKES^STAN DARDI 
Standa rd Ru taba ga, ^p'endid yeiiow- 

— — fleshed Rutabaga, 

either for table use or for stock. Bulbs grow clean and 
smooth. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ?{lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts. 
Monarch, or Elephant. (New.) Large, oval-shaped; 

yellow flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 20 

cts., lb. 70 cts. 



Long Island 
Purple Top. 



specialty] 



Very large ; fine yellow flesh. B^' 
mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., Klb. 
20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid ; by express, 5 lbs. S2.50. 
Myers' Purple-Top Beauty. An improved market- 
garden sort. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., KIb. 20 
cts., lb. 65 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. S2.50. 
Improved Purple-Top Yellow. Our finely bred 
strain ; very popular. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., 
M\b. 20 cts., lb. 55 cts.; by express, 5 lbs. $2. 
Large White. Very large and productive; white 
skin and flesh. By mail, postpaid, oz. 10 cts., K'b. 20 
cts., lb. 60 cts. 

SALAD VARIETIES 

Seven-Top. Verj- hardy. Grown for its leaves, 
which are eaten as greens or salad. By mail, post- 
paid, oz. 10 cts., J^lb. 20 cts., lb. 70 cts. 




Myers' Purple-Top Beauty Rutabaga Turnip 



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^^^QKE§* STANI^^ vegetable .§EEDS 



Sweet, Medicinal and Pot Herbs from Seed 

To preserve varieties of which the leaves and stems are used, the stems should be cut from the plants just before the blossom appears 
(leaving a few joints at the base to sprout into fresh growth), tied in small bunches and hung up to dry. 

All Herbs In large packets at 6 cts> each, except where noted 



Per oz. 

Anise. Seeds aromatic $o lo 

Balm. For culinary purposes 20 

Borage. Used for flavoring 15 

Sweet Basil (Broad-leaved) is 



Caraway Seed. For flavoring 10 

Catnip (Cat Mint) pkt. locts... 35 

Chervil. Used like parsley 10 

Coriander. Seeds aromatic 10 

Drill. For flavoring vinegar 10 

Fennel, Sweet 10 

Fennel, Florence Celery-rooted. Flavor like 

celery 20 

Horehonnd pkt. locts. .. 25 

Hyssop. Medicinal pkt. locts. .. 25 

Lavender. For oil and water 20 



$0 25 
60 
40 
45 
25 
I 00 

25 



25 



50 
75 
75 
50 



Lb. 

$0 90 

2 25 
I 25 
I 50 

75 

75 
60 
60 
75 

1 75 

2 50 
2 50 
I 60 



Per oz. 



Marigold, Pot. For soups 

American Sweet Marjoram. Superior to im- 
ported ; seed of own growing pkt. 10 cts. . 

Imported Sweet Marjoram 

Rosemary. For seasoning and aromatic oil... 

pkt. 10 cts. . 

Rue. Has medicinal qualities 

Saffron. Medicinal and dyeing 

Sage. Most used of all herbs - 

Sorrel (Large-leaved). Cultivated for acidity.. 

Summer Savory. Culinary 

Winter Savory. Flavoring 

Tansy. For bitters pkt. 10 cts. . 

Thyme. Broad-leaved pkt. 10 cts, . 

Wormwood. For poultry 



So 15 

30 
15 

50 



10 
10 
20 
35 
25 
15 



}{\b. Lb. 
fo 45 |l 50 



40 

85 
50 
30 
45 
30 
30 
50 
I 00 

75 
40 



3 00 
I 25 

3 00 
I 75 
90 

I 50 
I oo 
I 00 

1 75 
3 50 

2 50 
I 40 



HOLT'S MAMMOTH SAGE {Plants only) 

The plants are very strong-growing, the first season attaining i foot in height, and spreading so that a single plant covers a circular 
space 3 feet in diameter. The leaves are borne well above the soil, keeping them clean; they are very large and of unusual substance, 
strong in flavor, and of superior quality. It is perfectly hardy, even in New England, and attains still larger growth the second season. It 
is the most desirable sage, but never seeds. 3 plarits for 26 cts., 7 for 60 cts., 15 plants for SI, sent safely by mail, postpaid. 



TOBACCO SEED 

Culture. — Sow seed in February in the plant-bed, protected by plant-bed 
cloth to keep off tobacco flies. When the plants are large enough in June, sen 
them out in highly manured soil, in rows 3K feet apart and 3 feet between the- 
plants. Constant care must be given to cultivating, suckering, examining for 
worms, etc. One ounce will sow a bed of 50 square yards. 

Choice Havana. Has a large leaf ; makes a fine quality ; very early. Pkt. i(* 

cts., oz. 25 cts., '/{lb. $1, lb. $3. 
Connecticnt Seed Leaf. Leaves not so long, but of good width. Pkt. 5 cts.^ 
oz. 20 cts., Klb. 60 cts., lb. $2, 
Holt's Mammoth Sage Leaf Other named varieties can be supplied by correspondence 




VEGETABLE PLANTS, Grown at Floracroft 



Our potted Eggplants and potted Earliana Tomato Plants have 
quantity, order early and at special prices. 

Cabbage Plants. Early transplanted plants, ready in March, 
hardened off in a coldframe. Varieties : Stokes' Earliest, Early 
Jersey Wakefield and Quick Cash. 25 cts. for 25, 40 cts. for 50, 
6s cts. per 100, $4.50 per 1,000. 

Transplanted plants, ready about May i, all standard early sorts. 
50 cts. per 100, $2.50 per 1,000. 

Field-grown plants, ready about June 15, standard late varieties. 
25 cts. per 100, $1 per 500, $1.60 per 1,000; 5,000 plants and over, 
$1.50 per 1,000. 

Cauliflower Plants. Early Alabaster and Snowball Ready in 

April. Potted, 50 cts. per doz., $4 per 100; transplanted, 25 cts. per 

doz., $1.50 per 100. 
Celery Plants. Ready July i. Perle le Grand, Winter Queen, 

Golden Self-blanching, White Plume, Pascal, etc. 40 cts. per 100, 

$4 per 1,000. 

Lettuce Plants. Ready in April. Head and Curled-Leaf varieties 
grown in fiats. 20 cts. per doz., 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 



a great reputation. They are grown cool and stocky. If wanted in 

Eggplants. Ready in May and June. Black Beauty, New Jersey 
Improved, Large Purple Smooth Stem. Grown in pots, 50 cts. per 
doz., $4 per 100; out of hotbeds, 30 cts. per doz., $2 per 100. 

Pepper Plants. Ready in May and June. Large Bell, Ruby King. 
20 cts. per doz., $i.2.s per 100. 

Sweet-potato Plants. Vineland Bush, 75 cts. per 100, $5 per 1,000. 
Carolina, Up Rivers and Nansemond, 40 cts. per 100, $2.50 
per 1,000. 

Tomato Plants. Ready in May and June. We make a specialty of 
Tomato Plants, and can supply all the leading varieties. Potted 
Earliana and Stokes' 
Bonny Best Early, 50 cts. 
per doz., $4 per 100, $30 
per 1,000; transplanted, 
20 cts. per doz., $1 per 100, 
$y per 1,000; not trans- 
planted, $5 per 1,000. 



TREE SEEDS 



Per oz. Lb. 





So 10 


|o 


40 




10 




50 


Cherry (Mazard) 


10 




40 




.so 


3 


00 


Peach Pits. Pure Tennessee Nat- 








ural. 20 cts. per lb., $2.50 per bus. 








Write for quotations in quantity. 










20 


2 


00 


Plum Pits 


10 




50 




20 


2 


00 




50 


5 


00 



Scotch Pine 

White Pine 

Norway Spruce ... • - . . . 

White Ash 

White Birch (Amftican 

Honey Locust 

Osage Orange. This wi 



Per oz. 


Lb. 




$2 00 




2 00 




I 25 


15 


60 




1 75 


■ 15 


50 



_ produce 
a good hedge in from 3 to 4 years 
from the seed 





Catalpa speciosa . 

45 



10 
20 



50 



Potted Tomato Plants, as grown at 
" Floracroft." Notice ball of roots. 





i WALTBP^ P. STOKES 


219 Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 









Improved Learning Seed Com. A favorite of mine. 

STOKES' SEED CORN 

Atteniiou is more and more being given to the careful selection of Seed Corn, and the very much 
larger yields that can be obtained b}- care and selection of the seed and in proper culture and tillage, 
greatly increased results can be obtained. The interest in improved Seed Corn is attested by the 
various prize Corn Contests over the country, and these should be encouraged in every way. The 
varieties listed here are carefully grown for Seed and will be found first-class in ever}- respect ; all 
carefully tested for germination before sending out. 

^jjg lOO'SaV Bristol. This valuable field Corn grows steadily in reputation year by 

* year. It is difficult to believe that a Corn making the heavy 
growth of stalk and fodder which this does can mature its magnificent ears in loo days, but this 
it does regularl}' and has done for several years past. The grain is a light yellow. The cob is 
small. It is easily husked and is a desirable Corn in many ways. Price by mail, postpaid, lb. 
30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts.: b\- freight or express (sacks included 1, pk. 60 cts., bus. Si. 85. Bags of 2 bus. 
S3 50, lo-bus. lots and over at $1.65 per bus. 

Improved lieaming. ifhe Teaming, in 

° Its various types, 

is probabl}- more largely planted, now, than any 
otlier field Corn known. The ears are very hand- 
some, of good size, with fair-sized grain of a deep 
orange color and small, red cob. The stalks grow 
to medium size (not large), with few suckers, slen- 
der and leafy, making most excellent fodder, and 
usually produce two good ears to a stalk. Ripens in 
from 90 to 100 days, and never fails to make a good 
crop. Over 100 bushels per acre is not an unusual 
crop for this Corn. It is also adapted to a greater 
variety of soils than many, producing unusually w i ll 
on light land. Price, by freight or e.xpress, (sacks in- 
cluded), pk. 60 cts., bus. Si. 75, bag of 2 bus. S3. 50, 
10 bus. and over at S1.60 per bus. 

Austin's Colossal Yellow Dent. 



100-Day Bristol Field Corn 

A favorite of mine 



Has an immense ear and wants good, strong land — 
given this, no other field Corn will outyield Austin's 
Colossal. Ripens in no to 120 days. Price, by freight, 
pk. 60 cts., bus. Si. 85, bag of 2 bus. S3.50. 
Golden BeantV* ^^'here earliness is not an essential feature, the Golden Beaut\ 

is a fine Corn. It has the largest, broadest grains of any variety 

oft'ered. The richness of color and fine quality of grain make it a superior kind for grind- 
ing into meal. Time of ripening is from no to 120 days. Stalks grow vigorously to a 
height of 8 to 10 ft. Price, pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, bag of 2 bus. S3.75. 

Early 8-Rowed YeUow Canada Flint. 7''!,. f''"* ^'-^ ''^^ 

hardiest and earliest in ma- 
turing, and can be growm satisfactorily much farther north than the Dent Corn. It is also 
well adapted for replanting tlie later varieties. By mail, postpaid, lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts.; 
by freight or express, pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, sack of 2 bus. $3.75. 

*' gjIQ.^.p'Jg^Jjg^" As may be seen from the illustration, this is a 
* large-eared White Corn. It has tremendous vigor 
of growth, stalks growing 12 to 14 feet high with 15 to 16 leaves. It grows rapidly and 
resists drought. Ears are large, having usualU- 18 rows; moderate-sized cobs, running up 
to 13 inches in length; fills out full at both tip and butt. Being medium early it alw.Tvs 
matures and is a first-class White Corn in every way. It has a small, white cob. Price, 
1)\- freight or express, pk. 60 cts., bus. $2; bag of 2 bus., $3-75; lo-bus. lots and over at 



Improved 



^I.75 per bus. 

White Hickory King. 



A pure white Dent Cotn, with very broad grains and 
small cob. Wants a good long season to mature. 
Price, pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, 2 bus. $3.75 ; lo-bus. lots and over at Si. 75 per bus. 

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Improved " Snow-Flake " Seed Corn 



il OKE^' .^TANDARB (^ISBgL^TPAR^ and GRASS j^Ss 




Stokes' Seed Oats 

Imported "White Eldorado** 

A variety of White Oats of extraordinary weight 
'-'r and productiveness. Our American chmate is not 
suited to the production and maintenance of the 
highest grade of Oats, and unless a heavy, imported 
Oat be used for seed purposes every second or 
third year they become hght and chaffy. The Oats 
here offered weigh naturally 50 pounds per measured 
bushel and they deteriorate in weight only three to 
four pounds each year when grown here, so that the produce is worth, for seed purposes, 
at least double the market value of ordinary Oats. Not only are they so handsome and 
heavy, but they are thoroughly cleaned by the latest and most improved machinery, and are 
absolutely free from foreign and weed seeds. If I can get a sample of these Oats into your hand, 
I feel sure that a sale is made. Price, 2-oz. pkt. lo cts., per lb., by mail, postpaid, 25 cts.; hy ex- 
press, lo lbs. $1.25, 50 lbs. $4.50, 100 lbs. (the cjuantity required for an acre) $8.50. 

Imported **Black Eldorado** 

The Black Oat is used very largely in England, Scotland and Sweden, the great Oat countries of 
the world, and I offer a very handsome sample. These make a very strong, stiff straw; .stool out 
largely, are abundant yielders and are handsome in ever)' way. Black Oats have not been largely used 
in this country, but they are very desirable from a growing standpoint and are equally good for stock- 
feeding. Price the same as the Imported White Eldorado. 

AMEMCAN-GROWN SEED OATS 

Write for special prices on quantity lots 

SWEDISH SELECT. This beautiful Oat, which is now well acclimatized, weighs from 36 to 40 
pounds per measured bushel. The straw is coarse, noted for its stiffness and power to withstand 
lodging. The grains are pure white in color, large, thick and plump, making a very handsome 
appearance. The heads are large, upright and bushy, they are also nearly all meat; the hull be- 
ing exceedingly thin making them especially valuable as a feeding Oat. They are ciuite early and 
are less liable to smut and rust than almost an)' other sort. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 cts., by mail, post- 
paid ; bv freight or express, Kpk. 30 cts., pk. 50 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) $1.50, sack of 3 legal bus. 
(96 lbs.) §4.25. 

STORM KING. This is a very productive variety, growing with a very strong, stiff straw, standing 
frotn 4/i to 5 feet in height. The grains are plump; thin hulls; the stalks being so stiff and heavy 
do not lodge, nor does the grain fall oft' during the stormy season. It is a heavy yielder, and dur- 
ing a favorable season the Oats will weigh 38 to 42 pounds per measured bushel. Prices same as 
Swedish Select noted above. 



Spray of imported White 
Eldorado Oats 



cts , by mail, postpaid; 
lbs.) $3.75. 



GOLDEN FLEECE. This is a very fine Oat originated in Neiv York state 
and intrciduced in 1901. It is a heavy cropper, handsome sample, grains 
white and plump; strong straw, stands up well. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 65 
by freight or express, pk. 45 cts., legal bus. (32 lbs.) $1.35, sack of 3 legal bus. (96 



TARTAR KING. One of the earliest, heaviest, most prolific domestic-grown Oats in cultivation ; suitable for 
all soils ; has a robust and vigorous constitution ; is quite early and a large cropper. Straw is stout, standing 
up well, does not readily lodge. The kernels are large, thick, plump and heavy, possessing all the qualities 
that go to make up an ideal Oat. Price same as for Golden Fleece. 

WHITE MAINE, MORTGAGE-LIFTER, WELCOME and CLYDESDALE. All standard, well known 
varieties, carefully recleaned. Per bus. (32 lbs.) $1.25, 10 bus. at Si. 15 per bus. 

Ensilage and Fodder Corn 

STOKES' SPECIAL ENSILAGE. This is a very fine white Corn, with a lar£,a-sized, very heavy solid ear. 
Its close-set grains are well-filled-out at both the butt and tip; cob medium size, very w'lv'ce. It grows a tre- 
mendous stalk on strong land, 14 to 16 feet high ; frequently has two ears to a stalk, ar d has the heaviest 
quantity of fodder in tons per acre of anj- Corn that I have ever had any knowledge of, ryroducing frequently 
from 60 to 75 tons. I offer it without any qualifications for ensilage use as being the best Corn I know of. Pk. 
60 cts., bus. $2, ID bus. lots and over, jji.85 per bus. 

RED COB ENSILAGE. This is a western variety which has given good satisfaction. White corn with a red 
cob. The llavor is sweet and juicy ; .stalks 13 to 14 feet in height. Pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75, 10 bus. lots and over, 
S1.60 per bus. 

BLUNTS' PROLIFIC ENSILAGE. This is a very heavy-growing Ensilage Corn, producing two ears to the 
stalk ; ears of medium size, white Corn ; is earlier than the Red Cob Ensilage. Pk. 60 cts., bus. $2, lo-bus. lots 
and over, gi.85 per bus. 

SUGAR CORN FOR GREEN FODDER. Many farmers prefer this for ensilage purposes, owing to the 
large percentage of saccharine matter in the stalks. The seed offered is specially grown for fodder purposes, 
being of quick growth and early maturity. Sown at the rate of 2 bushels per acre in drills 4 feet apart, it 
makes splendid stalks 6 to 8 feet high, which are of the finest quality for feeding green, cutting for ensilage 
or curing for fodder. By express or freight, qt. 15 cts , 4 cits. 40 cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. $2.25. 

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Stokes' Special Ensilage 
Corn 



WALTER^ p. STOKES | 219 Market Street, PHIL>ADELPHIA,PA. 




Beardless Barley 



SEED BARLEY 

IMPORTED "STANDWELL" BARLEY. This Imported Barley is the handsomest 
sample of grain of its kind that I have ever seen. The straw is strong, of medium height and 
abundant. It ripens moderately early, thriving best on moderately rich, good Barley land 
and is very hardy ; particularly valuable for Northern sections. It will be profitable to any 
one to pay a higher price for this greatly improved stock in order to get into the strain of a 
better Barley than that mostly raised in this country. Pkt. lo cts., pt. 25 cts., postpaid; by 
express, qt. 20 cts., pk. 85 cts., bus. $3, 3-bus. bag $S. 

BEARDLESS BARLEY. Many farmers do not like to grow the bearded varieties of Barley 
on account of the disagreeableness of handling it, although it is a very profitable crop. This 
Beardless Barley is as easy to grow and handle as oats. It is the earliest known variety to 
ripen ; grows medium height, very strong, stiff straw and will stand well up on any kind of 
land. With good land and fair conditions, yields 60 to 75 bushels per acre, and in many 
instances has made the enormous yield of 100 to 120 bushels per acre. Look at our very low 
prices, as compared with prices of other seedsmen, Pkt. 5 cts., pk. 60 cts., bus. Si. 60, 5-bus. 
lots at $1.50 per bushel. 

Spelfz, or Emmer 

This grain has been grown for centuries in Russia near the Caspian Sea. It is intermediate 
between wheat and barley, and it is one of the greatest drought-resisters known among grains. 
It does not rust, blight or lodge ; it makes the best of hay, when cut in the milk, the straw 
resembling wheat straw. It frequently yields 50 to 80 bushels per acre, and on poor land, stony 
ground, and land that is undesirable for other crops, Speltz gives a good result. Thousands of 
bushels of Speltz are now grown on our western prairies, as it is splendid food for cattle 
and swine. 

Culture. — Prepare your ground as you would for wheat or oats, sow at the rate of two 
bushels per acre. It is extremely hardy and can be sown earlier than spring wheat or oats, as 
light frost does not affect it ; it can be sown later, but early sowing is better. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 30 
cts., by mail, postpaid ; qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75, 6-bus. lots and over $1.65 per bus., by 
freight or express. Write for quotations in larger lots. 



Spring Rye 



Distinct from the Winter Rye, grain of finer quality and more productive; can be successfully grown in anj- latitude, and is now being 
largely grown in the Middle states in place of oats, being a much more profitable crop on account of the production of nearly four times the 
straw, and also as a "catch" crop where winter grain has failed. The straw is equally as valuable as that of the Fall or Winter Rye, stand- 
ing stiff, 7 to 8 feet high. Produces 30 to 40 bushels of grain per acre. As it does not stool like Winter Rye, not less than two bushels to the 
acre should be sown. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. $1, postpaid; pk. 50 cts., bus. Si. 75. Write for price in quantity lots. 



New Japanese Buckwheat 

The kernels are nearly twice the size of any other, of a rich dark brown color, and manufacture a superior flour. It has rapidly dis- 
placed all others, and is now more largely planted than any other, being about two weeks earlier. Pkt. 5 cts., lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., 
postpaid ; by express, qt. 15 cts., pk. 50 cts., bus. $1.75. 

Weber's Improved Evergreen Broom Corn 

The high prices which have prevailed the past few years for Broom Corn brush indicates that the demand has overtaken the supplj-, 
and farmers, where possible, should add it to their crops. Weber's Improved is of a very bright green color, without the slightest reddish 
tinge. It makes by far the best brooms of any corn grown and commands the very highest prices. Customers who have grown this com 
report yields of over 1,000 lbs. of brush to the acre. Height, 7 to 8 feet. Lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., postpaid ; qt. 25 cts., pk. 80 cts., bus. 
$2.75 ; sack of 2 bus. for $5. 

Evergreen Broom Corn 

This is an old standard variety, largely grown in many sections of the West, but not equal to or so salable as the brush of tlie Weber's 
Improved. Qt. 20 cts., pk. 70 cts., bus. $2.25. 



Spring Wheat 

SASKATCHEWAN FIFE. This wheat is pronounced by the 
great milling kings of the Northwest the best. Fifty bushels to the 
acre is not an uncommon yield. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 35 cts., 3 lbs. $1, 
postpaid ; by express or freight, pk. 65 cts., bus. $2.50, 5 bus. and 
over, S2.25 per bus., bags included. 

MACARONI, or DURUM. This newly imported Wheat, sent 
out by the Department of Agriculture, has taken a strong hold in 
the West, where Spring Wheats are in vogue, and where it out- 
yields by far any other variety. It makes an excellent quality of 
flour for bread ; and it is practically immune from rust. I would 
advise my eastern growers to test it in a small way at first. Lb. 30 
cts., 4 lbs. $1, hy mail, postpaid; by freight or express, qt. 25 cts., 
pk. 85 cts., bus. S2.75- 

Mammoth Russian Sunflower 

The best variety for the farmer. Grows to double the size of the 
common, and the yield of seed is twice as great. One hundred and 
twenty-five bushels to the acre have been grown at a less expense 
than corn. It is highly recommended for poultry. Oz. 5c., qt. 15c. 
(qt. postpaid, 25c.), pk. 6oc., bus. §2, sack (2 bus.) 83.75; 5 bus. and 
over. Si. 75 per bus. 




Speltz, or Emmer 



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FODDER and SOILING PLANTS 

I SAND, or HAIRY VETCH {Vida viiiosa) 

I preach winter vetch whenever I get a chance, because I believe it to be the most valuable 
plant for forage and fertilizing purposes that we have. It succeeds and produces good crops 
on poor, sandy soils as well as on good land; it is perfectly hardy throughout the United 
States, remaining green all winter. The root-growth is very extensive, as will be seen from the 
accompanj'ing photograph, and makes quantities of nitrogen tubercles, thus giving it very 
valuable fertilizing properties, and improving the condition and productiveness of land for 
crops to follow. 

Vetches can be sown from July to November, and should be sown broadcast, at the rate of 
20 to 30 lbs. per acre with one bushel of oats or rye The oats or rye help to hold the vetches 
off the ground, enabling them to make a better growth and making it more easy to harvest 
and cure properly. For a hay crop, vetches should be cut just after the oats or rye with which 
it may be so\yn has headed out, before the grain matures. 

Present prices of Hairy Vetch, per lb. 15 cts.; in 10-lb. lots, 14 cts. per lb.; bus. (60 lbs.), 
S7.50 ; in 100-lb. lots and over, 12 cts. per lb. Price fluctuates. Will quote price at any time, 
upon request. Special price on large lots. 

ENGLISH, or SPRING VETCH (Vida sativa) 

While not so hardy in the northern states as the P'icia villosa, it is very good for spring 
sowing and makes a large yield of nutritious hay, and is an excellent soil improver and nitrogen 
gatherer. 

The seed of the English Spring Vetch is larger than the Hairy Vetch, and consequently 
does not go so far in the seeding, but it is sold at a lower price, and under some conditions does 
very well Sow 30 to 40 pounds of seed per acre. Price: 10 cts. i.er lb., 10-lb. lots at 8 cts. 
per lb., bus of 60 lbs., $3, 100 lbs $4.60. Special price in large lots. 

LONG WHITE COW-HORN TURNIP 

It has been found by practical farmers that there is no better way of aerating and adding 
humus to the soil in the winter time than by sowing the Long White Cow-Horn Turnip. They 
can be fed to the stock as they are needed and the rest allowed to remain in the ground and 
rot, having a valuable fertilizing property and soil improver. They grow nearly half out of the 
ground, are carrot-like in form, very nutritious, heavy cropper and fine keeper. Sow two pounds 
of seed to the acre, broadcast. Price: oz. 10 cts., !{lb. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., by mail, postpaid; 
by express, 60 cts. per lb., 6 lbs. at 45 cts. per lb., 26-lb. lots at 40 cts. per lb. 

COW-PEAS 

The Great Soli I 





Crimson Clover and Winter Vetch 
Both sown and dug at the same time. Note the 



much heavier growth of Vetch on the right 



Cow-Peas 



improver 

Green crops plowed un- 
iler are one of the best 
and cheapest ways of im- 
proving the soil. Forthispurpose the Cow-pea is most popular, especi- 
ally for medium or light soil. Seed should be sown in May or June, 
at the rate of bushels to the acre, and plowed under as soon as 
plants have attained their full growth. There is no surer or cheaper 
means of improving poor soil than by sowing the Cow-pea. In its 
capacity as a nitrogen-gatherer, its growth enables the farmer to dis- 
pense with the use of nitrogen or ammoniated fertilizers. If planted 
early, say the middle of May, a crop can be cut and cured for hay the 
same as clover; then the stubble in a short time will put out a new 
growth, to be turned under in the fall as a fertilizer. 

New Era. Very early small Pea. 
Black, or Ram's Horn. Heavy yielder. 
Whipporwill. Speckled seed. Early. 
Black Eye. White seed with black eye. 
Clay. A brown seed. Late. 
Price variable, about $3 per bushel. Write for prices in quantity 



VELVET BEANS 

A great nitrogen gatherer, largely used in the South. Makes heavy 
growth of vine. Price variable, about $3.50 per bushel. 

TRUE DWARF ESSEX RAPE 

Dwarf Essex Rape is now largely grown in this country on account 
of its rapid growth, being ready to feed in eight to ten weeks from sow- 
ing, and producing 25 to 30 tons of green forage to tlie acre. It grows 
to a height of 3 feet and covers the surface so densely as to smother 
out all weeds. It can be sown all through the season, being perfectly 
hardy, withstands drought, and will produce a crop in any soil by 
sowing broadcast at the rate of five to ten pounds to the acre. While 
unequaled as a pasture for sheep, as a food for all cattle, calves, or 
pigs, it is without a rival, its fattening properties being twice as great 
as clover, making a much relished and most succulent food from May 
to December. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, postpaid; by freight or 
express, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. $1.25, 25 lbs. $2.75, Ijus. of 50 lbs. $5, 100 lbs. 
and over at 9 cts. per lb. Special prices by letter for larger lots. 




Dwarf Essex Bape sown with spring grain for fall pasture 



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WALTER^ p. STOKES j 219 Market ^fa-eet, PHIbADELPHIA,EA 




MILLETS 



JAPANESE BARNYARD MILLET 

Valuable new forage plant introduced into this country by Pro- 
fessor Brooks, of the Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station. 
Yields enormously in all sections of the United States — hay and fod- 
der of excellent quality, growing 6 to 8 ft. in height and yielding 12 
to 20 tons per acre. Cattle and horses ent it greedily, and it is un- 
doubtedly a valuable addition to the list of forage plants. Sow in 
May or June, broadcast, 10 to 12 lbs. per acre, or in drills, 8 lbs. per 
acre. Lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 75 cts., by mail, postpaid ; bv freight or ex- 
press, lb. 15 cts., 10 lbs. $1, bus. of 30 lbs. $2, bag of 2 bus. $3.50. 

GERMAN, or GOLDEN MILLET 

(SouUiern Grown) 

Southern-grown German or Golden Millet Seed is far superior, 
both in qualit}' and yield, to western- or northern-grown seed. When 
jjroperly grown or handled, it makes an enormous yield of nutri- 
tious feed, succeeding in almost any soil. Sow in May or June, one 
bushel to the acre. Price varies with the market. Qt. 10 cts., bus. 
of about 50 lbs. S2.50. 
Prices variable ; write me for prices when wanted in quantity 



Hungarian 
Millet 

The above 
being sown the 
by all odds the 
sale TheJapi 



Japanese, or 
Baru-yara Millet 

is the result of a trial of Millets at my Floracroft trial grounds, all 
same day. As will be easily seen, the Southern German Millet is 
best growth. The Siberian was so poor I have withdrawn it from 
nese made a good growth, but is rather woody. 




PEARL MILLET, or PENCILLARIA 

For several years we have been experimenting with all the known 
forage plants, and have found nothing superior to Pearl Millet either 
in enormous growth or quality. It produces most abundantly, 
and can be cut several times during the season. The United States 
Agricultural Department has also made numerous experiments, and 
with about the same results as those at Floracroft. If vou grow 
green forage, try E 'st Indian or Pearl Millet, and you will find there 
is nothing better. Drill in 2-foot rows, 10 lbs. 
to the acre. Pkt. 10 cts., lb. 30 cts., 3 lbs. 
7.5 cts., by mail, postpaid , by freight or ex- 
press, lb. 15 cts , 10 lbs. (plants an acre) 
$1.10, bus. of 50 lbs. S4.50. 



HUNGARIAN MILLET 

The most popular annual ^Millet, growing 
quickly and freely, making a heavy stand 
upon the land and yielding two or three tons 
of hav per acre. Said to draw heavily upon 
the fertility of the soil. Sow i5i bushels to 
the acre in May or June. Price varies. Qt. 
10 cts., bus. of 48 lbs., about $2. 

KAFFIR CORN 

Hie Great Forage Plant 

Will make a fine crop of foliage if cut in 
early bloom, and the shoots that then follow 
will mature a full ctop of seed and forage. 
Both grain and fodder are excellent, the 
whole stalk tender to the full maturity of 
seed. There is no failure about it, as it pos- 
sesses the quality, that all the tribe pos- 
sesses, of waiting for ram without any loss 
of capacity or yield. The gram is extremely 
valuable lor teedmg to poultry and will make 
a flour that is like wheat flour Cultivated 
the same as ou: common Indian corn, requir- 
ing four to fine pounds of seed per acre. Pkt 
10 cts., lb 25 cts., 3 lbs. 6n cts., by mail, by 
freight or express, qi 1.5 cts.. pk, 60 cts., bus. 
of 60 lbs. $2 




Kaffir Com 



RED AND WHITE MILO MAIZE 

These are popular varieties of soighum, somewhat similar to the 
Kaffir Corn, valuable for both forage and grain. Four pounds will 
plant an acre. Cultivation is same as for Kaffir corn. Pkt. 10 cts., 
I lb 25 cts , 3 lbs. 60 cts.. by mail, postpaid; by freight, qt. 15 cts., 
j pk 65 cts , bus. $2 25. 

EARLY AMBER SUGAR-CANE 

Makes a valuable gteen fodder. Difficult to cure, the best plan 
being to stand it up against the fence and lie loosely The seed is 
valuable as food tor poultry. Lb. 25 cts., 3 lbs. 60 cts., by mail, post- 
paid , by freight or express, pk 70 cts , bus of 56 lbs Sa.jj. 

TEOSINTE {Reana luxurians) 

This gigantic Grammea will turnish a continuous daily supply of 
most nutritious green food for horses and all kinds of cattle all 
tlirough the sunrmer. It also nrakes splendid dry fodder, yielding 
eirormously, and being more nutritious ;ind better relished by all 
stock than corn fodder. In appearance it somewhat resembles Indian 
corn, but the leaves are much larger and broader, and the stalks 
contain sweeter sap. It stools out enornrously after being cut. Sow 
rn May or June, at the rate of three pounds per acre, in drills 4 feet 
apart. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %\h. 30 cts., lb. $1, by mail, postpaid; 
by freight or express, lb. 90 cts., 5 lbs. and over at 85 cts. per lb. 



CANADA FIELD PEAS AND OATS 

These make a fodder and hay which double the production oi milk. 

The Canada Field Pea, which we sell at about $2 per bushel, is the 
best for this purpose. They should be sown in March <>r early April, 
two bushels ot peas and one bushel of oats to the acre. The peas 
should be sown first and plowed under about 4 inches deep ; the oat.=i 
then sown and harrowed in. Write for price in quantity lots. 



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J^DgKEg' ;§TANDARB §}EEdC1 FAR^ and GRA55 ^EEDS 





Stokes' Standard Kids on a "Floracroft" Lawn 



Lawn Grass Seed 



Sow I pt. for 150 sq. ft. 
Sow I qt. fcr 300 sq. ft. 
Sow 4 qts. for 1,200 sq. ft. 



Sow I pk. for 2,000 sq. ft. 

Sow I bus. fcr 11,000 sq. ft. or M acre 

Sow 4 bus. fcr 44,000 sq. ft. or i acre 



Everj' one knows the charm of a beautiful suburban home surrounded by artistically treated grounds, and of its essential features none 
is so important as the beautiful, rich, smooth, velvety lawn. Plantings of shrul)bery should be kept close to the buildings, or near the sides 
or corners of the grounds, leaving an unbroken stretch of turf to give character and dignity to the home. 

With care exercised in the preparation of the soil, being exceedingly careful that it has at least 6 inches to i foot of good, rich top soil, 
with the seed properly sown and rolled after seeding, a be lutiful lawn can be had, ready for mowing in four or five weeks' time. 

A lawn grass mixture is much to be preferred to any single grass, as, if it is honestly made, the several varieties of grass which com- 
pose it mature at different seasons of the year, thus keeping the green sward in good color and condition during the hot weather, not losing 
its color, as the single variety is liable to do, and making a much heavier and thicker turf. 

The following mixture can be absolutely relied on as being made up of the finest qualities of grass seed obtainable, free from weed 
seeds, and of the very best and highest germinating quahties. 

Stokes' Standard Lawn Mixture. Itithislhaveputthe very finest, highest-priced 

grasses to be found anywhere. It is the acme 



Stokes* Shady X.awn Mixture. 



STOKES'STAN DARDi 

of perfection as far as human foresight can go. It will st ind the extremes of an American climate and make a fine, permanent, dense and 
deep- rooting turf. Qt. 25 els. (postpaid, 35 cts.), 4 qts. 80 cts., pk. $1.35, bus. $5. 

*' JJ-ygj»g.j»ggjj Velvet" Iiawn ^Mixture. Tins is a good mixture of native grasses, and is clean and absolutely free of 
— — — - — • weed seeds. Qt. 20 cts. (postpaid, 30 cts.), 4 qts. 60 cts., pk. $1, bus. fe.50. 

In many lawns there are trees which shade parts and sometimes nearly all the lawn, 
leaving unsightly places at times. Ordinary lawn seed does not give satisfactory results 
under these conditions. For sowing in such places I recommend the use of Stokes' Shady Lawn Mixture. In preparing the ground I 
recommend the use of slaked lime quite liberally (at least 50 lbs. to I, coo sq. ft.). The lime sweetens the soil and aids wonderfully in the 
growth of the grass. The grasses used in making this special mixture are only those which are well adapted for growing in the shade, 
which in tneir natural and wild state grow and mature under these conditions. Qt. 25 cts. (postpaid, 35 cts.), 4 qts. 75 cts., pk. $1.40, bus. $5 

Stokes* Lawn-Restoring Grass Seed. ^ mixtijre of grasses particularly suited to take firm hold and grow quickly 

— — on hard, worn-out or burnt spots. It is best to resow m the early sprmg, 

scratching the worn-out spots with the rake, sowing the seed thickly and then rolling. Some of the Lawn-Restoring Grass Seed should 
also be sown on the thin places all through the summer. Qt. 25 cts., 4 qts. 75 cts., pk. $1.2';, bus. $4.50. 



MIXTURES FCR GOLF LINKS, TENNIS COURTS, CRICKET TABLES, ETC. 

I enjoy a game of golf and have given much attention to the seeding and preservation of both the Fair Green and Putting Greens on 
golf courses, and the seeding of tennis-courts, cricket tables and grounds, and I can give expert advice and sell tlie choicest seeds for this 
purpose, and will gladly con espond or personally interview greens' committees. There is nothing to be gained by paying fancy prices 
for so-called "imported mixtures." I know the wants of our own climate better than any foreigner. 



TENNIS COURT MIXTURE. A mixture of extra-fine grasses 
peculiarly .-idapted to tennis courts. Tliis mixture will make a 
firm, green and lasting turf of the finest texture that will improve 
with tramping. Qt. 40 cts., 2 qts. 70 cts., Kpk. $1.25, pk. $2, bus. 
of 22 lbs. $6. 

GRASS MIXTURE FOR RAILROAD BANKS, ETC. A 

mixture of grasses with long, interlacing, matting roots that will 
bind steep embankments, gravelly or sandy slopes, etc., prevent- 
ing washouts by rainstorms and covering them with permanently 
green turf. Qt. 30 cts., 2 qts. 50 cts., Upk. 80 cts., pk. $1.25, bus. 
of 18 lbs. $4.50. 



FAIR GREEN, or GOLF LINKS MIXTURE. A splendid 
mixture, wit' out clovers, made up according to character of soil 
upon which it is to be sown. Bus. of 20 lbs. $4. Write- for quan- 
titv price. 

PUTTING-GREEN MIXTURE. A mixture of extra-fine grasses 
that will make a close, firm, green and lasting turf, which will im- 
prove with tramping. Qt. 40 cts., 2 qts. 70 cts. ]4pk. $1 25, pk. $2, 
bus. of 24 lbs. $7 

POLO GROUNDS MIXTURE. A mixture of fine-leaved and 
deep-rooting grasses, forming a strong and lasting turf that wilt 
stand hard usage. Bus. of 20 lbs. $4. 



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Grass Seeds and Special Mixtures 

FOR MOWING AND PASTURE LANDS 

The object to be attained is a continual growth of rich pasturage from spring to fall. It has been proven b)- continued experiments 
that soil sown with a variety of different grasses that are adapted to the soil, and whicli attain perfection at alternate months from April 
to October, will produce much larger and more satisfactorj' crops, both for hay and pasturage, than when only one or two kinds of 
grasses are sown. If seed is sown in spring, it should be done early, while the land is cool. 

I am always glad to give my customers the benefit of my experience, and will take pleasure in advising tliem as to suitable grasses for 
their soils and special conditions, if they will correspond with me in regard to it. 




Results the second year from sowing Stokes' No. 3 Permanent Mowing Mixture 



Grass Mixtures for Permanent Pastures and Mowing Lands 

These famous mi.xtures are a well-balanced combination of a number of native and acclimated foreign gra.^ses and clovers, blended so 
as to produce a permanent, dense and deep-rooted turf that will yield year after year the maximum quantity of hay, and afterward to 
afford, if desired, a constant and abundant pasture. The yield of hay under favorable conditions averages 3 to 4 tons per acre at the first 
cutting. After the hay crop is cut, the grass commences to grow at once, recovering its verdure in a few days, and affords excellent pas- 
turage even through dry summer weather. Both our No. i Mixture for Permanent Pastures and our No. 2 Mixture for Permanent Mowing, 
if properly laid down, will maintain their valuable qualities 20 years or more if they are occasionally top-dressed with manure and occa- 
sionally sprinkled with grass seed. 



No. 1 Mixture lor Dry Upland Pasture No, 

Hard Fescue Perennial Rye White Dutch Clover Orchard Grass 

Creeping Bent Sheep Fescue Timothy Perennial Rye 

Orchard Grass Tall Meadow Oat Red Top, fancy 

No. 2 Mixture for Lowland Meadow Pasture No. 4 

Creeping Bent Orchard Grass Tall Meadow Oat Kentucky Blue 

Canadian Blue Perennial Rye Timothy | Meadow Fescue 

Meadow Fescue Red Top, fancy I Meadow Foxtail 

Sow about 40 pounds per acre. Prices on 



3 Mixture for Dry Upland Mowing 

Sheep Fescue Alsike Clover 

Hard Fescue Timothy 
Tall Meadow Oat 

Mixture for Low Meadow Mowing 

Orchard Grass Tall Fescue 

Perennial Rye Timothy 
Red Top, fancy 
application 



PRICES OF GRASS SEEDS ARE UNAVOIDABLY HIGH ON ACCOUNT OF EXTREMELY SHORT CROP 



ADD 10 CENTS PER POUND FOR GRASS SEEDS SENT BY MAIL 

All prices of grass seeds subject to market fluctuations 



Canada Blae Grass {Poa compressa). Useful for sowing on hard clay and poor soil 

Creeping Bent Grass (Agroslis stolonifera). Excellent for lawns 

Crested Dog's Tail ( Cynosurus crislalus) . Should enter in moderate quantity in permanent 
pasture and lawn mixtures 

Knglish Rye Grass (Lolium perenne]. Grows rapidly and makes a good showing within a 
month from time of sowing ; 

Fine-leaved Sheep Fescue (Festuca ovina tenuifolia). The finest-bladed grass and valu- 
able only for lawns 

Hard Fescue {Festuca duriuscula). A dwarf-growing grass, forming: a dense, fibrous mat... 

Italian Rye Grass [Lolium Italicuni). Thrives in almost any soil, and yields early and 
abundant crops. Sown in the fall, will produce an excellent hay crop the following season. 

Kentucky Bine Grass {Poa pratensis). Fancy or Doable Extra Clean 

Meadow Fescue {Fesluca pratensis) . Of great value in mixtures for permanent pasture. ... 

Meadow Foxtail (Alopecurus pratensis). One of the best grasses for permanent pasture... 

Orchard Grass ( Dactylis glomerata). Valuable grass either for pasture or hay 

Red Top Grass (Agroslis vulgaris), Choice. Valuable either for hay or permanent pas- 
tures; reaches highest perfei tion on moist, rich soil 

Fancy or Extra Recleaned Red Top 

Rhode Island Bent Grass (Agrostis cauina). A very fine variety for lawns 

Rough-Stalk Meadow Grass (/"o .2 trivialis). Excellent for pastures and meadows, par- 
ticularly on damp soils 

Sheep's Fescue ( Festuca ovina). Short and dense in growth ; excellent for sheep pastures. . 

Sweet Vernal ( Anilioxanthum odoratum). True Perennial. Emits an agreeable odor .... 

Tall Meadow Fescue { Festuca elatior). Productive in pastures on wet or clay soils 

Tall Meadow Oat Gtvl^'s (Avena elatior). Of rapid growth ; recommended for soiling and in 
^ permanent hay mixtures 

Timothy { Phleumpratense) . The grade I offer is " choice" 

Wood Meadow Grass {Poa iiemoralis). Of early growth and thriving well under trees 

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Weight 
per bus, 
lbs. 


Quantity 
per acre 


Price 
per lb. 


Price 
per bus. 


Price per 
ICQ lbs. 


14 


3 bus. 


$0 25 


$i 


00 


$20 00 


20 


50 lbs. 


35 


6 


25 


30 00 


21 


30 lbs. 


40 


7 


50 


35 00 


24 


60 lbs. 


12 


2 


50 


10 00 


14 


35 lbs. 


45 


5 


50 


38 00 


12 


30 lbs. 


30 


3 


25 


25 00 


iS 


50 lbs. 


12 


I 


90 


10 CO 


14 


3 bus. 


35 


4 


25 


Write 


22 


40 lbs. 


45 


8 


50 


38 00 


7 


3 to 4 lbs. 


35 


2 


50 


30 00 


14 


3 bus. 


22 


3 


00 


25 00 


14 


4 bus. 


15 


2 


50 


17 00 


32 


30 lbs. 


25 






22 00 


14 


50 lbs. 


40 


4 


75 


30 00 


14 


20 lbs. 


40 


6 


00 


40 00 


12 




30 


3 


25 


25 00 


10 


3 lbs. mxd. 


75 




00 


3S 00 


14 


40 lbs. 


40 


\ 


50 


10 


50 lbs. 


30 


3 


00 


25 00 


45 


23 lbs. 


65 


Write 


for price 


14 


30 lbs. 


8 


50 


60 00 



Pield of Alfalfa grown by David Roberts, Moorestown, N. J. It was sown in August and the above photograph was taken m June 

i 

Stokes* Superior Clover and Grass Seed 

Prices Subject to Market Changes — Write for Latest Quotations. If wanted by mail, add 8 cents per pound 



Alfalfa Clover, or Lacerne. Every farmer should endeavor to 
have at least a few acres of Alfalfa Clover. Sow in the spring or in 
August, as preferred, at the rate of 25 to 40 pounds per acre ; see 
that soil is sweet and well manured. If your soil does not contain 
the proper bacteria, it can be assisted by the use of Farmogerm, 
see below. Lb. 25 cts., bus. about S12.50 ; write for prices. 

Alsike ( Trifolium hybridinn) . Very hardy perennial. Well adapted 
for mixing with other grasses. Tallerthan red clover and good for 
growing with timothy for nii.xed hay. Blossom heads valuable as 
bee food. Lb. 25 cts., bus., about $14; write for prices. 

Crimson, or Scarlet Clover ( Trifolium incarnatuni) . An annual 
of strong, erect growth, i to 2 feet high; yielding 8 to 15 tons of 
green, or 2 to t, tons of cured forage per acre. As a winter cover 
or soiling crop it is of great value, adding humus and nitrogen. Sow 
in fall at the rate of 12 to 15 lbs. of seed per acre, either broadcast 
or drilled in. Sown in spring, it is apt to flower and mature before 
making full growth. Lb. 15 cts., bus. about S8 ; write for prices. 



White Dutch, or Lawn Clover. Largely used on lawns, and for 
use on pasture lands it is extremely valuable. Sow 10 to 12 lbs. per 
acre on land seeded with grass or other grain from April 1 to 
September i. Lb. 50 cts. (by mail, 60 cts.), 5 lbs. $2.35, 10 lbs. $4.50, 
bus. (60 lbs.) $25, 100 lbs. $40; prices subject to change. 

Bokhara Clover, or Honey Plant {Melitotus alba). A strong- 
growing perennial of value for green manuring, especially South, 
also largely grown for the excellent food it aft'ords throughout its 
season for bees. Lb. 30 cts., 10 lbs, and over, 25 cts. per lb. 

Mammoth Red, or Pea-Vine Clover ( Trifolium pratense per- 
enne). Lb. 30 cts., bus. about $15 ; write for prices. 

Red Clover, Medium ( Trifolium pratense). Seed is of high ger- 
mination, pure and free from weed seeds. Every care should be 
exercised in buying Red Clover, for there is always on the market, 
at a cheap price, large quantities badly infested with weed seeds 
and seed adulterated with Yellow Trefoil. Prices subject to change 
without notice. Lb. 30 cts., bus. about $15 ; write for price. 



I£ you ever fail in getting a stand of Clover or Alfalfa, it is probably because your soil is lacking in bacteria. 

This is supplied by 



FARMOGERM 



HIGH-BRED NITROGEN- 
GATHERING BACTERIA 



It is well-known that nitrogen is the most expensive of fertilizing elements. In the new 
" Farmogerm " we have a new bacteria culture, scientifically prepared, and unlike the 
other preparations that were offered, it needs no treatment or development before using. 
It comes in sealed bottles in wliich the bacteria is placed on a jelly-like medium, and is 
ready for use simply by the addition of a little water, according to directions. 

By moistening the seed of any leguminous crop with the "Farmogerm" mixture not 
■only is the immediate crop benefited, but the soil is enriched in nitrogen^which will be 
available for future crops for two or three successive seasons. " Farmogerm " is appli- 
cable to the following crops, and when ordering be sure to state for what crop " Farmo- 
germ" is wanted : Alfalfa, Alsike, Crimson Clover, Red Clover, White Clover, Canadian 
Field Peas, Cow-Peas, Soy-Beans, Velvet Beans, Vetch, Peanuts, Garden Beans, Garden 
Peas, Sweet Peas and other legumes. 

PRICE-LIST— Be sure to tell us for what crop it is wanted 

Farmogerm is put up in bottles and is sent prepaid by mail as follows : 
Bottles to treat seed for i acre, $2; 5-acre bottles, $9. Be sure and state whether for 

Red Clover or Alfalfa as the germs are different. 
Bottles for i acre Garden Peas, Beans, Cow-Peas or Vetch, $2 each. 
Bottles for garden size. Peas, Beans and Sweet Peas, 50 cts. each; Hsize, 25 cts. each. 




Root of Soy Beans treated with Farmogerm 
showing Nitrogen Nodules 



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WALTEBy^ p. STOKES fSlQ Market Street, PHIbADELPHIA^RA.^ 



'nmrtnr, 



FLOWER SEED COLLECTIONS 



Popular Collection of Flower Seeds, 25c 

12 PACKETS EASY-GROWING ANNUALS 

For the convenience of those who would rather trust to my judg- 
ment and experience instead of selecting them themselves, the fol- 
lowing will be found a beautiful collection giving a continuous dis- 
play of flowers. Full cultural directions on each packet. Twelve 
easy-growing annuals for 25 cts., consisting of Asters, Sweet Alys- 
sum, Balsam, Candj'tuft, Carnation, Cosmos, Mignonette, Nastur- 
tiums, Petunia, Pinks, Poppies and Sweet Peas. 

California Privet Hedge 

The California Privet is, by all odds, our best hedge plant. It is abso- 
lutely free from insect pests, is a rapid, vigorous grower under all con- 
ditions, has handsome, glossy foliage that lasts well into the winter. It 
can be pruned at any time, and the more you prune the better it will 
look. It can be kept low when you simply wish a border, or it can be 
grown 5 or 6 feet high, or higher, to be used as a screen or a windbreak 
for your garden. It can also be trimmed in geometrical shapes and curved 
arches ; in fact, you can do with it almost anything you want to, doing 
well under all situations and under all conditions. 

In planting, I recommend a double row, 6 inches from each other with 
plants set 6 inches apart in the row, diagonally opposite. In this way it 
makes a thick, compact hedge, which even dogs cannot get through 
easily. 

California Privet is also very desirable in clumps or as a single plant. 
One of the handsomest plants at my Floracroft gardens is a single plant 
of California Privet, which we trim hard each year. It is a very handsome 
specimen. Per 100 i.ooo 

18 to 20 inches $3 00 $27 00 

24 to 30 inches 3 50 30 00 



De Luxe ''Stokes' Standard'* Flower 
Seed Collection, 50c 

"Stokes' Standard" applied to flower seed means the same high 
quality as to vegetable seed. In the De Laze Collection will be 
found the very highest types in the following choice popular flowers : 
"Stokes' Standard" Asters, Mixed; S. S. Dwarf Nasturtiums. 
Mixed; S. S. Tall Nasturtiums, Mixed; S. S. Pansy, Mixed; S. S. 
Single Poppy, S. S. Double Poppy, S. S. mixed Sweet Peas. Total 
Catalogue valae 85 cts.; mailed complete for 50 cts. 




A fine Privet Hedge alongside of Stokes' "Floracroft" green- 
house at Moorestown, N. J. 



Books for the Farm and Garden 



ON FARM TOPICS 

Alfalfa. Its uses and how to grow it. F. D Coburn. 50 cts. 

Truck Farming in the South. A. Oemler. A practical treatise by a 

successful grower. $1. 
Boiling-Crops and the Silo. Thomas Shaw. The newest and most 

valuable book for dairymen, by a man who knows. 364 pages. $1.50. 
Bommer's Method of Making Manures. 86 pages. Paper, 25 cts. 

ON VEGETABLE CULTURE 

Asparagus. All about it. F. M. Hexamer. 50 cts. 
Broom Com and Brooms. Cloth. 50 cts. 

Cabbage and Cauliflower. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 
Celery Culture. A practical guide. 150 pages. Cloth. 50 cts. 
Market- Gardening, Success in. W. W. Rawson. $1. 
Mushrooms. How to grow them. W. Falconer. $1. 
Mushroom Culture. American Spawn Company. 15 cts. 
New Onion Culture. T. Greiner. 50 cts. 
Onions. How to raise them profitably. 20 cts. 
Squashes. How to grow them. Gregory. 30 cts. 
Sweet Potato Culture. Fitz. 50 cts. 

The Forcing Book. Professor Bailey. Vegetables under glass. $1. 
Tomato Culture. W. W. Tracy. The whole story written by an ex- 
pert. 50 cts. 

ON FRUIT CULTURE 

Biggie Berry Book. 50 cts. 

The Practical Fruit Grower. S. T. Maynard. 50 cts. 
Sp.-aying Crops. When and How. 50 cts. 



ON POULTRY AND LIVE STOCK 

Money in Broilers and Squabs. M. K. Boyer. A very practical treat- 
ise on the successful care of Broilers and Squabs. 50 cts. 



Biggie Poultry Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Cow Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Swine Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Horse Book. 50 cts. 
Biggie Pet Book. 50 cts. 



The five Biggie books here men- 
tioned are all finely illustrated. All 
up-to-date modern methods concen- 
trated and recorded for the benefit 
of man. 



200 Eggs per Year per Hen— How to Get Them. 50 cts. 
Practical Poultry Houses and Fixtures. A. F. Hunter. 50 cts. 
Profitable Poultry Farming. M. K. Boyer. 25 cts. 
Farm-Poultry Doctor. Dr. N. W. Sanborn. 50 cts. 
600 Questions and Answers on Poultry Topics. 25 cts. 
A Living from Poultry. M. K. Boyer. 25 cts. 
Capons for Profit. T. Greiner. 50 cts. 

Winter Eggs. How to get them. John H. Robinson. 25 cts. 

Egg Record and Account Book. 25 cts. 

Successful Pigeon Eaising. F. B. Price, Jr. 50 cts. 

Money in Squabs. Brinton. 50 cts. 

Duck Culture. Rankin. 50 cts. 

A B C of Bee Culture. A. I. Root. $1.50. 

ON FLORICULTURE 

A Woman's Hardy Garden. Mrs. Ely. Si. 75. 
Practical Floriculture. For florists. Henderson. $1.50. 
The Bose. Samuel B. Parsons. $1. 
How to Destroy Insects on Plants and Flowers. 25 cts. 

Home Floriculture. C. N. Pasre. A v.Thi.ible book. 25 cts. 



Leaflet Essays on Vegetables and Flowers 



Although cultural directions are given in this Catalogue, I have prepared a series of essays giving fuller instructions on the topics 
given below. These will be sent free to all purchasers of Stokes' seed when asked for with their seed orders. 

Asparagus, Cabbage and Cauliflower, Celery, Hotbeds and Coldframes, Lawns, Lettuce, Muskmelons 
and Watermelons, Mushroom Culture, Onions, Tomatoes, The Vegetable Garden, Vegetables Under Glass. 
Annuals from Seed, Asters, Bulbs, Canna, Dahlia, Ferns, Gladiolus, Hardy Perennials, Lily Culture for 



Leaflets on Vegetables. 



Leaflets on Flowers. 



Greenhouse and Garden, The Pansy, Rose Culture, The Sweet Pea. 

54 





Specialties in Flower Seeds 



FOR OTHER VARIETIES OF FLOWER SEEDS, SEE PAGES 70 AND 71 



STOKES' SUPERB ASTERS 



ASK FOR LEAFLET 
IN ASTER CULTURE 



Asters are of easy culture and deservedly popular. Sow seed in March and April in coldframe or boxes in the house, covering them 
a inch deep, and when plants have three or four leaves, transplant about i8 inches apart each way into well-prepared beds. Look out for 
the black Aster beetle when the buds first begin to come, picking them off by hand. 



Stokes* Standard 
Asters 

This is a strain of the Branch- 
ing Aster that, after careful test 
on my trial-grounds, produces 
the finest result of any Asters 
that I have ever seen, and this 
strain that I offer is, I believe, 
the very finest that can be 
grown. They are the best for 
the private garden and for the 
florist and farmer who grows 
flowers to sell in market, and 
they can be had, by successive 
sowings, in bloom from August 
until late in the fall. 

S. S.« Pare White, Rose, 
Pink, Purple, Lavender, 
Crimson, Dark Violet, 
Mixed. 



Pkt. 



10 cts.; I pkt. each of the 
7 varieties, 60 cts. 



Early Snowdrift 

Asters* "^^^ earliest Aster 
^— ^— — in cultivation, 
while the flower is not sur- 
passed in beauty by any of the 
later varieties; it has i2to 20 
long, slender, upright stems, 
crowned with immense, feath- 
ery, pure white flowers. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Iiavender Gem Aster. 




Type of Stokes' Standard Aster. Pkt. 10 cts. 



The color of this new variety is 
an exquisite shade of lavender, 



deepening with age. The plant is erect and of medium height, 
branching close to the ground. The flowers are borne in profu- 
sion on long, slender, wiry stems. Pkt. 10 cts., 3 for 25 cts. 

New Hercules White Aster. This new Aster has a 

— ^— — — — — ^— — most imposing aspect. 
The flowers are of the purest white, with very long petals, ard 
attain the enormous diameter of 6 to 7 inches, and can be com- 
pared to the larsre exhibition flowers of the Giant Chrysanthe- 
mums. Pkt. 15 cts., 2 pkts. 25 cts. 

Semple's Late- flowering Branching Aster. 

The Branching Aster is very popular. The branching habit is ac- 
companied with great vigor of growth and profusion of bloom. 
Flowers of extraordinary size and exceedingly graceful, and are 



borne erect on very long stems 
Per pkt. 

Crimson $0 10 

Lavender 10 

Purple 10 

New Crego Giant Asters. 



Per pkt. 

. .So ID 



Blooms until fall 

Rose 

SheU-Pink 

White 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts 10 

These are the acme of 
perfection in Asters, at 



taining a height of 2 feet, well branched with long, strong stems. 
Artistic, graceful flowers, rarely le^s than 4 inches across; as fine 
as any chrysanthemum. Keep longer in good condition when cut 
than any other Aster. Bloom from mid-August through September. 

Crego, Giant White. Pkt. to cts. 

Crego, Giant SheU-Pink. Pkt. 10 cts. 

FLORISTS' MIXTURE OF ASTERS. This is a mixture of all 
the best varieties of Asters suitable for cut-flowers, consisting 
principally of white, pink and the brightest red. with a small pro- 
portion of blue and purple and some intermediate shades. Large 
pkt. 10 cts., trade pkt. 25 cts. 



Four Bcautiiul 
American Asters 

Most beautiful bushy, branch- 
ing Asters, growing about 2 feel 
high, with large double flowers, 
composed of incurved petals al- 
most as regularly placed as in a 
Dahlia. The 'flowers are borne 
upright on stiff, long stems, and 
the plants in bloom are charm- 
ing beyond description, and for 
cutting purposes there are no 
finer Asters grown. 
Parity. Glistening pure white. 

Pkt. ro cts. 
Daybreak. Rosy shell -pink. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Violet King. Double violet. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Crimson King. Double crim- 
son. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Peon y -Flowered 
Perfection Aster 8» 

A very favorite type. Thrifty 
upright plants; large fine flow- 
ers, with long incurved petals. 
The florists' Aster, and one of 
the finest. 

Per pkt 

Snow- White $0 10 

Crimson 10 

Rose 10 

Violet 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts 10 

,\ magnificent race of Asters. The col- 
ors include many delicate and some gor- 
geous shades ; flowers very double and 4 inches across, and from 
twenty to thirty in a single plant ; 15 to 18 inches high. 

Per pkt. 

Deep Scarlet $0 10 

Peach Blossom 10 

Choice Mixed Sorts io> 



Per pkt. 

Blue fo 10 

Carmine 10 



Victoria Asters. 



Per pkt. 

Pure White $0 10 

Deep Pink 10 

Light Bine 10 

Giant Comet, or Ostrich Plume Asters^ 

A very beautiful and distinct class, with long curled and twisted 
petals formed into loose, yet dense half-globe, resembling the 
Japanese chrysanthemum. Very large and fine. 

Per pkt. I Per pkt. 

Pure White fo 10 [ Lavender $0 10 

Crimson' 10 ] Choice Mixed Sorts 10 

Deep Pink 10 I 

Excepting Early 
Snowdrift, the ear- 
liest Aster known. Of dwarf branching habit, very double flowers; 
valuable for cutting. A favorite florists' Aster for early market. 

Per pkt 

Light Blue $0 10 

Purple 10 

Mixed 10 

An excellent cut-flower variety, 
with double curled petals, re- 



Qneen of the Market Asters. 



White ... 

Pink 

Crimson . 



Per pkt. 
. . . go 10 
10 

10 



Hohenzollern Asters. 

sembling a Japanese chrysanthemum. 
White, Crimson. Rose, Lavender, Choice Mixed. 

10 cts. 



Each, pkt. 



55 





WADTER^ P. oTOKt/O 


219 yvvarket Qtreet, FrlilJAUiil^FJtilA,FA. 






Alyssnm on rocks 

AGERATUM 

Used hirgel s' for bedding' and borders. It is exceedingly attractive 
when mingled with alyssum, candytuft or similar plants. Perpkt. 

Bine Perfection. Very dark blue; dwarf, finest of all $o lo 

Blue Star. A new variet}'. Tiny and compact, only 4 to 5 
inches high, densely covered with light blue flowers; splendid 

for edging and ribbon bedding 15 

Imperial Dwarf Bine. Clear blue; 8 inches 05 

Imperial Dwarf White. Pure white. 8 inches 05 

Princess Victoria Louise. Novelty. Center white, edged 

with blue. Very beautiful sort; dwarf 10 

Clioice Mixed per oz., 25 cts. . . 05 



ALYSSUM 

For borders, edging.s, baskets, pots, 
rockwork or for cutting, should be used 
liberally. In borders sow thickly, so as 
to form masses. Sow very earl)- in the 
spring. Cut back after the first flowers 
fade and others will come. Perpkt 
Carpet of Snow (Procumbens). 
Verj' dwarf, only 2 to 3 inches high, 
and a veritable carpet of snow 
throughout the season ; fine for 

edging . per oz., 35c. . .$0 05 

Little Gem, or Compactnm. 
Pure white ; a profuse bloomer, 
showing as many as three hundred 
heads of snow-white flowers at one 
time on one plant. Height 6 in- 
ches. Annual per oz. ,35c.. 

Sweet Alyssum per oz., 20c. 




05 
05 



Giant Snapdragon 
(Queen Victoria) 



ANTIRRHINUM 

(Snapdragon) 

The Snapdragon is one of our finest 
perennials. If planted earlj-. will flower 
the first year as an annual. The newer 
sorts are flowers of great variety of colors 
and markings and brilliancy, making 
rich spikes beautiful for cutting. Sow 
seed in the open ground, transplanting 
to I foot apart each way. They will 
bloom in July and August. 

GIANT-FLOWERED 

Flowers nearly double the size of the 
older sorts. Per pkt. 

Giant Delilah. White and carmine. So 10 
Giant Firefly. Scarlet and white. 10 
Giant Queen Victoria. \'ery 

large; fine white. (See cut.) 10 

Giant Scarlet 10 

Giant Yellow 10 

Giant Mixed Colors 10 

Dwarf Varieties Mixed 10 



BALSAM 

Sow in the open ground in May. Transplanting two or three times 
has a tendency to dwarf the plants into better shape, and is advan- 
tageous. Give them 
plenty of room, as they 
easily cover 12 to 18 
inches of space each 
way. 

Royal Camellia-flow- 
ered, Prize Mixed. 

A fine strain of very 
double flowers of ex- 
quisite shades. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Camellia, Pure White 
(alba perfecta). A 

really pure white, very 
double Balsam has 
long been a desidera- 
tum both for the pri- 
vate planter and the 
practical florist. Our 
stock of this grand 
acquisition is absolute 
perfection in snow- 
white color, size of 
bloom, doubleness 
and symmetry of 
plant Pkt. 10 cts. 

The King. Glowing 
fiery red. Pkt. 10 cts. 

The Queen. Deep rose- 
pink; exquisite. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Double Mixed. Pkt. 
5 cts., oz. 50 cts. 




Wliite Perfection Balsam 



Bloom first 
Per pkt. 

fo 05 

05 

05 

05 

10 



CAMPANULA (Canterbury Bells) 

Should be more largely planted than they are. Some are hardy 
perennials and some biennials. Should be sown outdoors early in 
July and thin or transplant to temporary quarters until October. 
Transplant them 6 or 8 inches apart in a coldframe, where they wil'. 
make large plants by spring, and are as easily cared for as pansies. 
Transplant in the spring 18 or 20 inches apart in beds where they 
are to bloom, ur, if sown very earU- in the spring, the hard}- per- 
ennial sorts will bloom early the next j'ear. 
CANTERBURY BELLS [Cavipaiiiila ^redinm). 
year if sown early. 

Bine '. 

White 

Rose 

Mixed 

Double Blue 

Double White. Pkt. 

10 cts. 

Double Rose. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

Double Mixed. Pkt. 
10 cts. 

CUP AND SAUCER 

( C. calycanthema ) . 
Symmetrical plant 
often with 30 or 40 
flowers open at the 
same time on a single 
plant. Flowers are 
large, resembling a 
cup and saucer. 
Colors blue, rose, lilac 
and white. Pkt. 10 cts. 
PYRAMIDALIS, 
Mixed. .\ grand sort, 
known as the Pyrami- 
dal Bellflower. Color 
blue or white; plants 
grow about 4 feet high, 
of elegant pyrainiclal 
form, bearing thous- 
ands of exquisite bell- 
shaped flowers. Pkt. 
5 cts. 

Pyramidalis alba. A 

white sort of above. 
I'kt. 5 cts. 




Campanula pyramidalis 



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CANDYTUFT 

One of the best white-flower- 
ing plants for edging, bedding, 
massing and for cutting. Sow out- 
doors where they are to bloom. 

Crimson. Very beautiful ; large 
crimson trusses; showy and 
fine. I ft. Pkt. 5cts.,oz. 25 cts. 

New Empress, or Giant 
White Hyacinth-flowered. 

One of the finest varieties of 
recent introduction. Tlie plant 
is of a very branching habit, 
and assumes when fully grown 
and covered with its large 
trusses of pure white flowers, 
a very handsome candelabrum- 
like aspect. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
40 cts. 

White Rocket. Large trusses 

of pure white flowers, i ft. 

Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
White Tom Thumb. A new 

dwarf variety, growing about 
6 inches high, branching into a 
handsome bush about 16 
inches in diameter. Pkt. 5 cts , 
oz. 25 cts. 

Lavender. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 23 cts. 

Fine Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 
20 cts. 

CENTAUREA (Cornflower) 

Very attractive, exquisite blue-colored flowers of easiest culture 
one of the most attractive and graceful of all the old-fashioned flow 
ers. Sow early in the spring in the beds where they are to bloom. 




Candytuft, New Empress. Pkt. 10 cts. 



CENTAUREA CYANUS 

Emperor William. Fine sky-blue per oz. 30 cts . .$0 05 

Double Blue. Fine " 30 cts. . . 05 

Alba pura. Pure white " 30 cts... 05 

Rose " 30 cts. . . 05 

Double Mixed Sorts " 25 cts... 05 



CARNATION SEED 

It is very interesting to grow 
Carnations from seed. The Mar- 
guerite Carnations are especially 
adapted for outdoor culture, 
growing them as annuals from 
seed sown in the spring. The 
plants begin to bloom in about 
four months. When well started 
the young plantsshould be trans- 
planted to stand twelve inches 
apart. They are quite hardy, 
flowering the first season until 
late in the fall, and will live out 
all winter if given the protection 
of a mulch of long, strawy ma- 
nure. 

GIANT MARGUERITE. 

Without exception, these are 
the most abundant bloomers 
of all the Carnation Pinks. 
The flowers are of brilliant col- 
ors, ranging through many 
beautiful shades of red, pink, 
white, variegated, etc. ; they 
are of perfect form and large 
size. Those sown in spring 
commence flowering in earlj' 
summer, and continue to bloom 
in lavish profusion untit 
checked by frost. Pkt. 10 cts., 
3 pkts. 25 cts. Per pkt. 
Crimson $0 10 

ID 



GIANT 

IMPERIAL SWEET SULTAN 

{Centaurea Impehalis) 

These are a grand improvement ovt 1 
the old Sweet Sultan, producing lon^- 
stemmed blossoms 3 to 4 inches across 
— graceful, airy and deliciously fragrant. 
If cut when scarcely opened, they last 
ten days in water. 

Per pkt. 

Alba. Finest pure white $0 10 

Favorita. Rosy lilac 10 

Splendens. Rich dark purple . . 10 
Chameleon. Paleyellow, chang- 
ing to rose lo 

Suaveolens. Yellow 05 

Imperial, Mixed Colors lo 

SILVER-LEAVED CENTAUREA 

(Dusty Miller) 

These are white-leaved perennial va- 
rieties, much used for ribbon borders 
and edgings of beds, not being allowed 
to bloom. Succeeds anywhere. 
Candidissima. Entire plant silvery 
white. Leaves much divided ; flow- 
ers purple. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Gymnoearpa. Whole plant velvety 
white; leaves silv«ry gray, finely 
divided; flowers rose -violet. Pkt. 
10 cts. 



White 

Rose 10 

Striped 10 

NEW DWARF LARGE-FLOWERING MARGUERITE. 

An improvement on the above in size of flower; dwarfer and 

more stocky plants 15 

Finest German Double Mixed. Saved from extra choice 

named double flowers 10 

New Carnation, GIANTS OF NICE. A new- giant strain 
of perpetual Carnations, introduced by a celebrated French 
specialist. It is unquestionably the finest of the perpetual 
class, attaining an immense size 
and beginning to bloom almost 
as early as the Carnation Mar- 
guerite, and producing nearly 
100 per cent double flowers with 
a large percentage of yellows. 
They are profuse bloomers, de- 
liciously fragrant, and contain a 
magnificent variety of colors and 
markings. As the flow'ers last a 
long time after being cut, they 
will be found equally valuable to 
the florist and private gardener 
for open ground or pot culture. . 

3 pkts. 50 cts, . . 26 
THE GUILLAUD, or RI- 
VIERA MARKET. TheGuil- 
laud Pinks bloom profusely in 
the summer and autumn from 
spring-sown seed. The flowers 
are very large, of perfect shape, 
very fragrant They contain 
flowers of clear yellow and oth- 
ers with yellow stripes 20 

CHABAUD'S GIANT FANCY 
PERPETUAL-F LOWER- 
ING. The latest creation of a 
famous French specialist, sur- 
passing all other Carnations iH' 
richness and variety of coloring. 
It has all the qualities of the old 
Perpetual Carnation, flowering 
continuously six months after 
sowing the seed. The immense 
double blooms frequently have 
fringed edges, some rich solid 
colors, others tinted and blended. 
New Carnation, Giants oJ Nice. Pkt. 20 cts. Very sweet perfume 15 




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CHRYSANTHEMUM 

SINGLE-FLOWERING VARIETIES pg^ptt. 
Evening Star. Golden yellow flowers, 3 to 4 inches across. .$0 10 

Morning Star. Large cream yellow 10 

Single -Flowering Mixed 05 

DOUBLE-FLOWERING VARIETIES 

Bridal Robe ( Chrysanthemum Inodorum fl. pi.). Pure white. 

Densely double, perfectly-formed flowers of purest white; 

finely cut fern-leaved foliage Vsoz. 25 cts. . 10 

Oonble-Flowering Varieties Mixed 05 

PERENNIAL VARIETIES 

Paris Daisy, or Marguerite ( Chrysanthemum frutesceris 
grandifloruni) . White with yellow ej-e 10 

Yellow Paris Daisy ( Chrysanthemum, Comtesse de Cham- 
bord). Beautiful clear yellow 10 

Shasta Daisy. The great white California Daisy ; magnificent 
white flowers 4 inches or more across 10 

COCKSCOMB (Celosia) 

Very interesting old-fashioned flowers, some varieties producing 
ihe large Cockscomb of rich scarlet, others the beautifully plumed 
and richl)- colored varieties. The tall, plumed sorts should be 
planted in groups. Sow where they are to bloom, but transplant 
into rich soil about the time the combs begin to form, and the heads 
will be much larger. 

CRESTED {Celosia cristata) Perpkt. 

7ariegata. Crimson and gold $005 

Glasgow Prize. Immense crimson 10 

Empress. Mammoth bright combs, bronze foliage 10 

CJristata. Mixed 05 

PLUMED {Celesta plumosa) 

Pink Plume (Spicata). The flowers of this charming Celosia 

open of a fresh, bright 
^ rose tint and the lower 
involucres change 
gradually to a silverj' 
white, thus presenting 
to the eye a most 
,.T.,w-j^^^^^^— ^ 1' J*3^^^B charming combination 

rYyffS^^^^^H^ \ ^ V ii^^^^l of color. The elegant 
"'VrH^^^HR ^l.yid6^^^■ long-stemmed flowers 
■ \lf f^^^^^l^ V f^i^^^l preserve their beauty 
, Af iA ,#^^1 even in unfavorable 

B^<^C| I^^^Bk '•jy weather, and are ex- 

B^^Y L^^^^^^. ^S^r^^^l cellent for making up 
Bc'^g V^fll^^^^ bouquets, etc. In 

^mJf^^^^^^ ^S^^fl^^H addition to this, they 
^3lfc<^^^^p '^P^^^^^l very suitable for 

. ■ jyf ' -^j^i^^H drying, and as the 

Wr ''^tS'^t^K- '"fc'^^^^H plant blooms for a 
*'^^<^^^H very long period, it is 
equally valuable both 
■^^>t;^^R ' V^^^^^l ^'^^ ''^^ open border 
'V'^^^HI and for culture in 
^.^^^^ - — r^ ^^^^^>.A^Bp^B pots. Pkt. 10 cts. 

' ^'^1 Crimson Plnme 
yi^jt (Thompsoni Crim- 
/^H son). Of pj'ramidal 
growth, attaining a 
height of a little more 
than 2 feet, and pro- 
Celosia spicata (Pink Plume) ducing graceful, feath- 

ery plumes of the most 

brilliant crimson. In sunlight the rich color of the flower-spikes is 
beautifully contrasted with the bronze-colored foliage. Pkt. 10 cts., 
Koz. 25 cts. 

Golden Plume. Bright golden yellow plumes. Pkt. 10 cts., Koz. 
25 cts. 

Thompsoni Mixed. The grandest strain of Cockscomb, with 
feathery plumes, > et introduced. Truly wonderful plants for the 
garden or pots, bur mixture includes every shade from golden 
yellow to blood-red. 2 feet. Pkt. 10 cts. 




COSMOS 

One of our 
favorite fall 
flowers. The 
newest va r i e- 
ties have added 
much to its 
beauty. Should 
be planted in 
broad masses 
or along bord- 
ers , against 
evergreens or 
fences. Start 
the seed early 
in the house or 
frame, trans- 
planting to the 
open ground. 
I f topped or 
pinched back 
when half 
grown, the 
plants will 
bloom earlier 
and be in better 
shape. 




New Cosmos, "Crimson Ray 



New Cosmos, "Crimson Ray" 

This is a di.stinct novelty, showing a new departure in form, num- 
ber and shape of the petals. These are narrow and fluted and sepn 
arate in star-like form and of the most brilliant crimson color, over- 
laid with a velvet sheen. The plants grow 4 to 5 feet in height, 
profuse bloomers, and the flowers are so striking and elegant that it 
is one of our most artistic plants for the garden. Pkt. 15 cts. pg^ ^^^^ 
Mammoth Perfection. A vast improvement over the old 
sort ; flowers double the size, the petals being broad and over- 
lapping, forming a perfectlj- round flower. Fine for cutting 
for bouquets and vases, keeping several daj-s in water, and 

lasting outdoors until cut down by frost. Mixed So 10 

Mammoth Perfection, Pure White 10 

" " Pink 10 

" " Crimson 10 

Dawn, New Early Dwarf Large-flowering. More bushy 
and compact than the older varieties, and grows only alxjut 
4 feet, while all others attain a height of 6 to 7 feet. The flow- 
ers are fully as large as those of the old sort, pure white, with 
a tinge of rose. They commence to bloom in July and last 

until frost 10 

Lady Lenox. Flowers of enormous size, with wide over-lap- 
ping petals, color a deep beautiful rose-pink 10 

DAISY (Bellis) 

Perennials, but will flower the same season if sown early, though 
it is preferable to sow in the fall, and winter the plants over in cold- 
frames. Very popular and desirable. pgr pkt. 
Giant White. \'ery large flowers on extra-long stems. Ex- 
ceptional value for cutting _ ....$0 15 

Giant Rose. Same as above, except it is a beautiful bright 

rose-color 20 

Longfellow. Large; double; pink... 10 

Snowball. Large; double; white 1° 

Double Mixed 10 

DELPHINIUM 1 Perennial Larkspur) 

One of the most exquisite blue-tinted flowers that we have. 
Burbank's Hybrids. A splendid strain of these noble plants with 

a great variety of colors and markings. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Giant Double Hybrids. Magnificent stately plants, growing 5 to 

8 feet high, with great flowering spikes. Pkt, 5 cts. 

DIGITALIS (Foxglove) 

Particularly desirable for growing among shrubbery or in masses 
along walks or drives. In rich soils the spikes attain a height of 2 
or 3 feet. Seed sown outdoors in the spring and the seedlings 
transplanted where they are to grow will make fine flowering stalks 
the next season. 
Mixed. Pkt. 5 rts. 

Gloxinioides, Mixed. Beautiful plants, well furnished with large 
gloxinia-like flowers of a great range of colors, with beautiful 
throat markings, spots and blotches of purple, maroon, etc. Pkt. 5c. 



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IStokes* Standar d S>eed^ l flower^ seeds 





05 



DIANTHUS, or PINKS 

The family of Pinks is unrivaled for brilliancy and rich variety of 
color, blooming profusely until late in the autumn, rendering them 
one of the most satisfactory of all our annuals for garden decoration. 
Height, about i foot. 

DOUBLE ANNUALS 

Chinensis fl. pi. (China Pink). Large, double, fragrant flow- Pkt. 
ers. Mi.xed per oz , 25 cts. . .jto 05 

Diadematis fl. pi. (Double Diadem Pink). Densely double 
flowers 3 inches in diameter; beautiful tints of crimson, lilac, 
purple, outer edges fringed with white. 6 inches... oz , 75c... 

Fireball. Fiery scarlet per oz., 75 cts. .. 

Imperialis ( Double Imperial Pink) " 40 cts... 

Japan Pink (Dianthiis Heddewigi fl. pi.). Mixed. Extra 
fine per oz., 7s cts... 

Laciniatus £1. pi. (Double Fringed Japan Pink). Large, 
double showy flowers, with fringed edges; various colors and 
beautifully striped per oz., 75 cts... 

Monrning Cloak. Rich blackish velvety crimson, margined 
with pure white 05 

ROYAL PINK [Dianthus Heddewigi nobilis). The flowers 
are very large and the petals are frilled and fringed. The 
colors are of a deep yet very bright blood-red, then shade to 
carmine and pink and even white 10 

SALMON QUEEN. This beautiful double annual Pink has 
finely fringed flowers of a fiery salmon-red, turning to a charm- 
ing salmon-pink as they get older. Planis are 10 to 12 inches 
high and bloom profusely throughout the whole season 10 

Snowball. A beautiful double white 10 

SINGLE ANNUALS 

Crimson Belle. Magnificent large, single fringed flowers of 

lustrous velvety crimson 05 

Eastern Queen. Immense single flowers, beautifully fringed, 
marbled and suffused with carmine rose, mauve and lilac ... 05 

Queen of Holland. Pure white 05 

Laciniatus, Mixed Colors. Single fringed per oz., 40c. . . 05 

Heddewigi, Mixed Colors (Single Japan Pinks). A mag- 
nificent strain, the flowers averaging 2 to 3 inches across, of 

many exquisite colors per oz , 40 cts. . . 05 

Salmon Queen. A new variety; brilliant salmon color 10 

STAR PINK {D slellaris). This novelty represents a new 
class of the Chinese Pink. Each single flower has the form of 
a five or six-rayed star, hence the name Star Pink. They 
bloom continuously from June to October, with a matchless 
display of color and variety of markings 10 

HARDY PERENNIALS 

Plumarius (Pheasant's Eye). A beautiful single, hardy Pink, 

with fringed-edged white flowers, with a dark center 

per oz., 20 cts. . . 05 

Plnmariusfl.pl. Double and semi double varieties 10 

Fine Garden, or Clove-scented Pinks (Hortensis Varie- 
ties). Beautiful double mixed colors 10 

Latifolius atro-coceineus fl. pi. H.P. A hybrid between 
the China Pink and Sweet William. The heads of brilliant 
red flowers are quite double. Will flower the first season from 
seed 10 



FORGET-ME-NOT (Myosotis) 

These quaint little hardy perennials love cool, moist soils, and, like 
pansies, bloom most freely in the fall and early spring. Excellent 
for borders, edgings, or will bloom nicely in winter in a cool room 
in pots. Once established, they self-seed themselves. Sow in the 
spring in warm, sunny border. p^^ pj^t 

Palustris. The true Forget-me-not; beautiful blue $0 10 

Dissitiilora. Large, blue flowers, compact and very early ... 10 
ALPESTRIS VARIETIES— 

Victoria. Of bushy habit; large, bright azure-blue flowers; 

very fine 10 

Blue 05 

Rose 05 

Mixed 05 

HOLLYHOCK 

stately, old-fashioned perennials, but most beautiful when seen in 
groups or long rows, with a background of evergreen or shrubbery. 
Seed should be sown in April or May to bloom the next year, giving 
a foot or more space each way for development. An occasional 
spraying with Bordeaux mixture will help to keep down the Holly- 
hock rust, which is sometimes troublesome. pjjj 
NEW MAMMOTH-FLOWERING ALLEGHENY HOL- 
LYHOCK. The flowers of this new variety are from 4 to 6 
inches in diameter, ranging from semi-double to double and 

finely fringed and curled 3 pkts., 25 cts.. .$0 10 

CHATER'S PRIZE DOUBLE. A magnificent strain of 
pure double-flowering sorts. 

Red 10 

Pink 10 

White 10 

Yellow 10 

Salmon 10 

Crimson 10 

Mixed 10 

EVERBLOOMING ANNUAL HOLLYHOCK. This new 
strain of Hollyhock resembles the old-fashioned perennial 
variety both in flower and habit of plant. They do not grow 
so tall as the perennials, but the flowers are very large and 
of many beautiful colors, both semi-double and double. They 
bloom in August and September from seed sown in the spring 
in the open ground lu 



LARKSPUR 

Annual Sorts 



The Larkspurs are of 
long-continued bloom, 
keeping up a bright dis- 
play of flowers until cut 
down by frost. The 
" Giant Hyacinth- flow- 
ered" type have splen- 
did flowers, very large 
and double, borne on 
spikes like immense 
Hyacinths. Seed sown 
in the spring will pro- 
duce flowers by July, 
blooming till frost. 
Giant Double Hya- 
cinth-flowered. 
Dark blue. Pkt. 10c. 
Giant Double Hya- 
cint h-flowered. 
Light blue. Pkt. loc. 
Emperor, Mixed. A 
grand type. 2 feet. 
Pkt. 10 cts. 
Giant Double Hy- 
brids. 2 to 3 feet. 
Pkt. ioct=.. !^oz. 20c. 
Dwarf German 
Rocket. 18 inches. 
Pkt. 5 cts., !4oz. 15 cts. 



Try these Giant 
Hyacinth - flowered 
Larkspurs. They 
are fine. 




Allegheny Hollyhock. Pkt. 10 cts. 



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WALTEP^P. STOKES 219 Market §to-eet, PHIbADELPHIA,RA. 




GLOWING BALL 

(Kochia trichophylla) 

Is an annual and grows easily 
and quickly from seed sown in the 
open ground. It grows 2 to feet 
high, with many slender branches 
pressed close to the main stem. A 
singular feature of this plant is 
that it always keeps a globular 
form, even when ver}' small, a row 
of them making a verj- striking 
object all through their growth. 
Thej' are a beautiful. light, feathery 
green until September, when the 
whole plant becomes a mass of 
small scarlet flowers, the bushy 
plant resembling ballsoffire. They 
should be planted at least 2 to 3 
feet apart each way ; or, the seed 
can be sown in masses, as in the 
fall of the year a solid mass of 
them is very handsome. Very 
highly recommended. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Vzoz. 25 cts. 

LOBELIA 

A charming little plant, blooming 
quickly from seed and all through 
the season. Valuable for edgings, 
Glowing Ball baskets and pots. Sow outdoors 

in the spring where the plants are 
to grow 

COMPACT VARIETIES (Lobelia compacta). Compact plants 

4 to 6 inches high. PerpVt. 

Crystal Palace. Rich blue So 10 

Emperor William. Dwarf light blue 10 

Mixed C5 

ERINDS, or TRAILING VARIETIES. Used for vases or 

hanging'jasketsor rockeries. 

Speciosa Crystal Palace. Deep blue C5 

Gracilis. Jtli.xed. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Prima Donna. Velvety crimson. 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Royal Purple. Purple, with white 

eye. Pkt. 10 cts. 
White Gem. Pure white. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts. 

MARIGOLD 

AVell-known annuals. Very free-flow- 
ering and of easy culture. The African 
varieties have large yellow or orange- 
colored flowers, and are adapted to large 
beds. The French are dwarfer in growth, 
with beautiful striped flowers, and are 
better suited to pot culture. 

AFRICAN p,,p,,. 
Eldorado. Flowers 3 to 4 inches in 

diameter, perfectly and e.xtremely 

double. Every shade So 03 

Large Double Mixed African, 

Large; orange, brown and yellow 05 

FRENCH 
Gold Striped. Double dwarf; 
brownish red, striped golden ye\- 



MIGNONETTE 

(Reseda) 

Sow in pots or boxes under glass in 
February or March. Pot off the seed- 
lings to make good plants for bedding 
out in April. Again sow outdoors in 
April and about every few weeks for 
succession, and you will have exquisite 
bloom, with fragrant flowers, until 
frost. Per pkt. 

Sweet-scented. The popular 

garden sort oz. lOC-So 05 

Machet. Xery compact ; fine for 

pot culture; red. per oz. 6oc... lo 
Golden Machet. Fine j'ellow... 10 
Bismarck. Very large; fine for 
pot culture. Compact plant of 

strong growth 10 

Miles' Hybrid Spiral. Pure 

white 

Red Victoria. Dwarf, branch- 
ing habit ; ver j- sweet red flowers 
Allen's Defiance. Immense 
spikes, 12 to 15 inches long; very 

fragrant 

Red Goliath. Large spikes 6 to 
8 inches long; color fire -red,, 
with rich green foliage; very 

fragrant; fine for cutting 

White Pearl. New. Very fine 
compact habit 



05 




15 

white- flow 



Per pkt. 
Machet ; 
So 10 



lov 



Little Brownie (Legion d'Hon- 
neur). Charming, compact little 
bushes. Flowers single, golden 
j-ellow, with large spot of crimson- 
velvet 

Gold Ring. This charming variety 
is a fine match to the old Legion 
of Honor in growth, heiglit and 
free-flowering qualities. In color 
it is dark velvety brown, each petal 
gracefully surrounded with a dis- 
tinct gold ring 3 okts. 25c... 

Dwarf French Mixed . . . oz. 15c. . . 



C5 



10 
05 




NIGELLA (Love-in-a-Mist) 

Miss JekyU. From Messrs. Sutton & Son, the celebrated 
seedsmen of England, comes this new Nigella, or Love-in-a- 
iMist. It is of a most attractive'annual, growing easily from 
seed and having a great abund- 
ance of long-stemmed flowers, 
which are the most beautiful corn- 
flower blue, prettily set in its 
slender foliage. Sow in the open 
ground in .'\pril 



NICOTIANA 

Sanderae. A novelty. Alost showy 
and profuse-flowering garden an- 
nuals giving a continuous display 
of brilliant flowers through sum- 
mer and autumn ; easily grown 
from seed, commencing to flower 
in a few weeks from sowing, 
thriving in a sunny position in any 
good garden soil. The plants, of 
branching, bushy habit, 2 to 3 feet 
high, carry the flowers in clusters, 
the whole being literally ablaze 
with them, thousands being borne 
on a single plant during the sea- 
son ; the glorious effect in the gar- 
den is unsurpassable 10 

Affinis. The popular free-flower- 
ing variety ; fragrant star-shaped 
wiiite flowers; annual; 3 feet 
high 05 

Affinis hybrida. New hybrids, 
producing an abundance of large, 
fragrant flowers of various colors, 
ranging from white to pink, red 
and violet 15 



"STOKES' STANDARD" 



Nigella, Miss JekyU. Pkt. 10 cts. 
60 



means the best always, 
pendable kind. 



The de- 




NASTURTIUMS 



A marvelous range of new colors lias been developed in this favorite flower, which is in constant bloom throughout the season, and if 
these are kept well picked so that the plant cannot produce seed they will continue to flower until frost. No other annual flower seed will 
produce such a lavish profusion of bloom for so long a time and with the same small outlay of care and attention. Thin, poor soil, if possi- 
ble disintegrated rock, is the best soil, as this produces the maximum of bloom. Soils in which manure has been used heavily causes the 
plant to produce a heavy growth of leaves at the expense of blossoms. They are also in such soils apt to rot off in wet weather, especially 
if the plants have been left standing close to one another. You cannot have too many Nasturtiums. Plant them along fences, hedges, or 
wherever it is desired to have a bunch of bright color. 

Tall, or Climbing Nasfurfiums 

Besides their ordinary garden use for trailing over 
fences, trellises, stone walls, etc., these can also be 
grown as pot-plants for winter flowering, as screens, 
or as trailers for hanging baskets and vases. 
STOKES' STANDARD TALL MIXED, or 
CLIMBING NASTURTIUMS. This mixture is 
composed of the finest and most distinct varieties 
grown in choice mixture, with the addition of the 
finest named sorts, including the Lobbianum varie- 
ties, the hybrids of Mme. Gunther, etc., and it is un- 
equaled in this class of Nasturtiums. Large pkt. 
5 cts., oz. lo cts.,2 ozs. 15 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Per pkt. Oz. 
Jupiter. New giant-flowered, beautiful 

golden yellow $0 05 So 10 

Chameleon. Various 05 

Chocolate 05 

Dark Crimson 05 

Hemisphaericum. Orange and pink .. . 05 

King Theodore. Black 05 

Orange 05 

Pearl. Whitish 05 

Scarlet 




05 

Schillingi. Yellow, spotted 05 

Striped 05 

Vesuvius. Salmon; dark-leaved 05 

Yellow 05 

Mixed K lb. 15 cts., lb. 40 cts. . . 05 



Dwart Mastuitiums 



Dwarf, or Tom Thumb Nasturtiums 

These have a neat, compact habit and attractive foliage, are not 
disturbed by insects, bloom in two months 'rom seed, and most pro- 
fusely till frost. 

STOKES' STANDARD DWARF MIXED NASTURTIUMS. 

This mixture is composed of the choicest large-flowering named 
varieties and grown botli in mixture and separate strains prop- 
erly blended. Large pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., 2 ozs. 15 cts., Hlb. 
25 cts., lb. 85 cts. Per pkt. Oz 

.Aurora. Yellow, veined $0 05 $0 10 

Beauty. Yellow and scarlet 05 10 

Chameleon. Splashed with crimson, bronze and yellow 05 lo 

Coeruleo-roseum. Bluish rose 05 10 

Crimson 05 10 

Crystal Palace Gem. Yellow and carmine spotted. . 
Empress of India. Deep crimson; fine dark foliage . 
Golden Cloth. Golden yellow leaves, scarlet flowers. 
Golden King. Golden yellow leaves and flowers . . . 
King of Tom Thumbs. Scarlet 



f5 
05 
05 
05 
05 



King Theodore. Black, vdvety 05 

Lady Bird. Yellow and red spotted 05 

Lilliput. Mixed, very dwarf 05 

• 05 



Light yellow, marbled scarlet. 



Prince Henry 

Rose 

Ruby King. Dark red 05 

Spotted. Yellow with brown 05 

White, or Pearl 05 

Yellow 05 

Mixed %\h. so cts., lb. 65 cts. . . 05 



New Variegated-leaved 
Nasturtiums 

The leaves of these new Hybrid Nasturtiums do not 
grow so large as the common flowering Nasturtiums, 
but they present a most beautiful appearance, every 
leaf being variegated with white, green and yellow 
colors, but each leaf seems to differ from another so 
tlie plant presents a most varied aspect. Most of the leaves are 14 
to -/i white and yellow, others are mostly green but blotched and 
striped with yellow and white, others are mostly pure yellow w-ith 
stripes of green. The flowers are large and full and of various col- 
ors from pale yellow to the deepest maroon. 
Dwarf Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 
Tall Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

Lobb*S Nasturtiums [Trapaeolum Lobbianum, etc.) 

This class is remarkable for the intensely brilliant colors of its 
flowers, which are a trifle smaller than those of other sorts. In 
moderately rich soil they climb high and bloom brilliantlj'. Aver- 



se height, 6 feet. 



Per pkt. 



Oz. 
I 20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 
20 



Asa Gray. Yellowish white.. $0 05 

Crown Prince of Prussia. Blood-red 05 

Crystal Palace. Scarlet 05 

Fulgens. Dark scarlet 05 

Giant of Battles. Sulphur and red 05 

Lilli Schmidt. Scarlet 05 

Lucifer. Very dark scarlet 05 

Marguerite. Pale yellow, flushed blood-red 05 

Primrose. Cream, with brown spots 05 

Roi des Noirs. Almost black 05 20 

Spitfire. Brilliant scarlet 05 20 

Finest Mixed J^^lb. 40 cts., lb. ^51.25. . 05 15 

NEW CLIMBING NASTURTIUM, Hybrids of Madam 
Gunther. A strain of French origin, remarkable for the wide 
range of exquisite colors ; striped and blotched, mottled and varie- 
gated in the most fantastic manner. Fine for porches, vases or 
trailing on the ground. Pkt. 5c., oz. 15c., Ji^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 
IVY-LEAVED. A fine new strain with dark green ivy-like leaves 
and beautiful laciniated deep scarlet flowers. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20c. 



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PANSY The Favorite Flower 

For early outdoor bedding the seed is sown in August or September in a coldframe, setting the plants 2 to 3 inches apart each way. In 
the spring three-quarters of them can be lifted out for bedding and the rest left to bloom in the frame, covering the blooming plants' with 
sash and covering this in severe weather but giving plentj' of fresh air on mild days. The spring sowing should be made early. Seed sown 
in a cool, moist place in June will give flowering plants for fall. If they come into bloom in the heat of summer, the flowers will be small, 
but as the weather becomes cooler, they increase in size and beauty. Earlj- fall sowings give the finest flowers. 

PANSIES IN MIXTURES 

STOKES' STANDARD MIXED PANSY is the finest strain 
of Giant Pansies it is possible to produce. It is a blend of all that 
is finest in Pansies from France, England and Germany. It is 
absolutely unrivaled in range of magnificent colors, size and sub- 
stance. To this mixture I am constantly adding the newest novel- 
ties as they are introduced, and my customers can confidently 
re!\- upon getting all the finest it is possible to procure in this 
choice blend. Pkt. 20 cts., 2 pkts. 35 cts., %oz. $1.10, oz. |6. 

Kingly Collection of Giant Pansies, Mixed. A most excellent 

strain, the same as has been sold for years hy the late firm of 

Johnson & Stokes, and has given great satisfaction. Pkt. 20 cts., 

Vsoz. $1, oz. $s. Per pkt. 

Giant Mme. Perret. A magnificent giant strain of rare ex- 
cellence; very early, vigorous and a rich combination of 

colors So 20 

Giant Odier. Large blotched show Pansies ; extra 10 

Bugnot's Superb Blotched. Saved from a fine collection. . 15 
Giant Trimardean. Choice mixed flowers of an immense 

size and beautiful colors 10 

Cassier's Giant Blotched. Unsurpassed qualit}', rich colors 20 
Masterpiece. A magnificent giant varietj', with curled petals 

and wide range of rich colors 15 

Orchid-flowered. New. Rare shades 20 

English Large-flowering. Fine mixed 10 

Fine Mixed 05 

NAMED GIANT SORTS 

Giant Adonis. Beautiful light blue 10 

" Prince Bismarck. Beautiful brown shades 10 

" Striped. Very efJective 10 

" Peacock. Ultramarine-blue, claret and white ; extra.. 10 

" Emperor William. The best blue 10 

" Parisian. Stained; great diversity of gay colors; 

mo.stly five-blotched flowers ; fine 10 

" Fairy Qneen. Light blue, white edged 10 

" Lord Beaconsfield. Purple, white petals 10 

" White. With purple eye; beautiful 10 

" Yellow. With dark eye ; very fine 10 

" King of the Blacks 10 

" Golden Queen. Purej'ellow; no ej'e 10 

" Dark Blue 10 

" Snow Queen. Pure white ; extra 10 

" Hortensia. New. Red shades ^ 10 

" President Carnot. White, with violet blotches. 10 

Five-Blotched Yellow (Pres. McKinley). Beauti- 
ful golden yellow; each petal containing a large red- 
dish brown blotch 25 

NAMED SORTS IN SEPARATE COLORS 

BEST FOR BEDDING Per pkt. 

Aznre-Blne So 05 

Black (Faust) 05 

Bronze 05 

Emperor Frederick. New. Dark red 05 

Emperor William. Ultramarine-blue 05 

Fire Dragon. Fiery orange and bronze 05 

Gold Margined 05 

Lord Beaconsfield. Deep purple-violet 05 

Meteor. New. Bright brown 05 




Type of Stokes' Standard Pansy 

NAMED SORTS IN SEPARATE COLORS, continued pkt. 

Prince Bismarck. Beautiful golden bronze So 05 

Prince Henry. Dark blue ; beautifu^ 1° 

Quadricolor, or Pheasant's Eye (Rainbow). Beautiful 05 

Red Victoria. New. Very fine 05 

05 

05 

05 

05 

05 



Snow Queen. Satiny white 

Striped and Mottled. Large-flowered 

White. With eye 

Yellow. With eye 

Yellow. Pure 



Have some Pansy plants ready to set out after you take up your Tulip or Hyacinth beds in the early ppring. They will be a 

delight all through April and May 



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j^llPKE^^ gTANDAF^ ;^ED%7| FLOWEI^ ^^^^^ 



Per pkt. 

.per J^oz., 20 cts...So 05 



PETUNIA 

One of the easiest grown annuals. Can 
be sown where they are to grow, or can 
be started in a culdframe and trans- 
planted for earlier bloom. Seed of the 
double varieties should be very carefully 
sown, as they are less vigorous, and be 
sure that you save all of the weakest, 
poorest seedlings, as they probably are 
the best double flowers. 

SINGLE PETUNIAS (For Bedding) 
Dwarf Inimitable. Dwarf plants, 6 to 

8 inches high ; flowers cherry-red, with 

a white center; splendid for edgings, 

massing, etc. Pkt. :o cts. 
Striped and Blotched. Extra strain. 

Pkt. 5 cts. 

Alba. White; suitable for cemetery. 
Pkt. 5 cts. 

Choice Single Mixed 

Snowball. A new very dwarf Petunia. Its well-shaped, beau- 
tifully satiny white flowers cover the whole plant with one 
mass of bloom. Adapted for bedding or pot culture 10 

Howard Star. Dwarf; resembling a five-rayed star 10 

SINGLE LARGE-FLOWERING PETUNIAS 

Grandiflora vinosa.. Large-flowering ; finest shade of color, 
beautifully veined 20 

Grandiflora fimbriata. A fine strain, with handsomely 
frilled and fringed flowers 20 

Giants of California. A California strain of incomparable 
beauty, size and luxuriance. The flowers are exquisitely 
ruffled or fringed on the edges and are enormous 25 

DOUBLE-FLOWERING PETUNIAS 

Double Mixed. Best large-flowering double in finest mixture 25 
Extra Large-flowering Double Fringed. This extra- 
choice strain produces about 30 per cent of splendid double 
fringed flowers 35 

PHLOX DRUMMONOn 

The annual varieties should be sown in masses or ribbon beds. 
This class is very easily grown from 
seed, giving a brilliant display of color. 
Sow as soon as the frost is out of the 
ground in the spring and for later bloom- 
ing in IVIay. For beds and massing 
nothing can surpass these beautiful an- 
nuals. They produce immense trusses 
of large, brilliant flowers of numberless 
hues throughout the summer. Hardy 
annual ; i M feet. 



SELECT LARGE-FLOWERING 
VARIETIES 

(Phlox Drummondii grandiflora) 

This is the finest type, having the 
largest heads of bloom as well as the 
largest individual flowers. 

Snow- White, Crimson, Rose, Lilac. 

Pkt. each, 10 cts. 
Choice Mixed Large-flowering. Pkt. 

10 cts., Koz. 25 cts., oz. 75 cts., 
Large-flowering Dwarf Varieties, 

Mixed. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Phlox Drummondii, Mixed Colors. 

Pkt. 5 cts., Koz. 20 cts., oz. 60 cts. 
Star of Quedlinburg. Dwarf habit ; 

very pretty star-shaped flowers. Pkt. 

10 cts. 

HARDY PERENNIAL PHLOX 

(Decussata) 

This seed should be sown in the 
autumn. Pkt. 10 cts. 




Giants of California Petunias 



POPPY (Papaver) 

Following directly after the tulips, the 
Poppies give our gardens a season of pro- 
fusion of bloom until frost. For beds and 
borders, with a background of green, 
are very beautiful. Shirley Poppies are 
beautiful for cutting, taking them early 
in the morning while the dew is still on 
them, they will last easily all day in the 
house. They are difficult to transplant, 
so seed should be sown where they are 
to bloom. Sow thinly, covering over 
lightly, and thin the plants to standing a 
foot apart. 

SINGLE ANNUAL POPPIES 

BURBANK'S SANTA ROSA. This 
is a new strain of the well-known Shirley 
Poppy. "It far surpasses all other 
strains in size, variety and splendor of 
their color variations, with wonderful new shades of blue, lavender 
and salmon, never before seen in the Shirley Poppy." Pkt. 10 cts. 
RE- SELECTED SHIRLEY POPPY. The seed I offer Pkt. 
was grow'n from extra re-selected seed at my Floracroft 
Grounds, and is without exception the finest strain of Shirley 
Poppy I have ever seen. Many of the flowers are semi-double, 
and if cut while the early dew is still on them, they will last 

until evening as cut-flowers Ysoz., 25 cts.. .fo 1^5 

Danebrog. Very showy variety; large single flowers of bril- 
liant scarlet, with a silvery white spot on each petal, thus 

forming a white cross 05 

Umbrosum. Richest vermilion, with a deep shining black 

spot on each petal, thus forming a black cross 05 

Tulip Poppy [Papaver glaucum). The plants grow about 14 
inches high and produce from 50 to 60 large flowers of dazzling 

scarlet 10 

Fire Dragon. Flowers of brilliant deep scarlet, with black 

spots margined white; 2 to 2K feet 05 

The Bride. A beautiful variety, with very large, pure white, 
perfectly formed flowers. If cut when barely expanded and 

put in water, they will last a long time 05 

Single Mixed. Annual sorts 05 

DOUBLE ANNUAL POPPIES 



NEW WHITE SWAN. 




Burbank's Santa Rosa Poppies 



Immense size, very double, with beau- 
tifully laciniated petals and of the 
purest possible white. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Mikado. Brilliant scarlet and white, 
with elegantly curved petals like a Jap- 
anese chrysanthemum. Pkt. 5 cts. 
Carnation-flowered. Splendid double- 
fringed flowers; mixed colors. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 20 cts. 
Peony-flowered. Large, showy, double 
globular flowers; mixed colors. Pkt. 5c. 

FRENCH RANUNCULUS- 
FLOWERED 

These are the finest double Poppies 
known. Grow about 2 feet high ; are ex- 
ceedingly showy and beautiful. 
Scarlet. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Pink. Pkt. 10 cts. 

HARDY PERENNIAL POPPIES 

To be sown in early spring in the open 
ground. 

Oriental. 2K feet high with large, deep 
crimson flowers. Pkt. 10 cts. 

Oriental Hybrids. Produce flowers of 
immense size and of many novel colors. 
Pkt. 15 cts. 

NEW HYBRID "ICELAND" 

POPPY (Burbank's Seed) 

The latest development of this early 
specimen of Poppy ; varying in color, 
through sulphur-yellow from different 
shades of orange to salmon-rose. Pkt. loc. 



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STOKES' SWEET PEAS 

Never more popular than today, and greatly improved over the old types. A good plan is to sow them in double rows, with a wire 
trellis or row of brush in between. The seed should be put in about 5 inches deep and 8 to 10 inches apart. Do not cover more than 2 
inches deep at first, covering the vines by degrees as they grow until the trench is filled with soil. Sow just as early as the ground can he 
prepared, using bone meal as a fertilizer. Keep them well picked and you will have bloom for a long time. 



NEW "SPENCER" OR ORCHID-FLOWERING SWEET PEAS 

This new race of Sweet Peas are of unusual size, waved and fluted and with charming blendings of colors. Flowers are not only e.vtra- 
large size, but are very distinct from the old Grandiflora type in having the outer edges of the standard and wings beautifully crumpled 
and waved, the tissue being so full that there is not room for it to lie flatly expanded or smoothly rolled. They will be found much supe- 
rior to the old type, and with good culture will very frequently have four flowers to the stem. 



NEW "DUPLEX SPENCER." 

There has been a tendency for several 
years in certain Spencer Sweet Peas to 
produce sprays bearing flowers with dou- 
ble standards. Repeated re-selections of 
these have been made with an aim to 
fii this characteristic. The " Duplex 
Spencer," here offered, produces uni- 
formly large, waved flowers of the true 
Spencer type. In color both standard 
and wings are a rich cream-pink, and all 
the plants will give flowers witli double 
or triple standards. This will be one of 
the most profitable Sweet Peas to grow 
for cutting for market growers or for 
amateurs. Pkt. 15 cts., 4 pkts. 50 cts. 

WHITE SPENCER. This nwelty pro- 
duces enormous pure white crinkled and 
waved flowers. The standard measures 
2 inches across, 1% inches in depth. 
The stems are long and strong. The 
strong, vigorous vines are nearly cov- 
ered with bloom the entire season. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

PRIMROSE SPENCER. A fitting 
companion for White Spencer. The 
strong stems never have less than three 
very large flowers to the stem. The color 
is a true primrose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20c. 

COUNTESS SPENCER. A grand 
flower of finest form and most beautiful 
coloring, with the outer edges of the 
standard and wings beautifully crumpled 
or waved. The color is a silvery white, 
suffused with soft rose-pink, deepening 
at the outer edges. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20c. 

GEO. HERBERT. Of the same type as 
Countess Spencer. Bright rose-carmine ; 
large, open and wavy form. Pkt. 10 cts., 
oz. 20 cts. 

JOHN INGMAN. A magnificent orchid- 
flowered sort with beautifully fluted flow- 
ers of gigantic size. They are a rich car- 
mine-rose, with wings of a deep rosy 
■ pink color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 




Newest "Spencers'* 

VERMILION BRILLIANT. The most 
brilliant iridescent scarlet Spencer yet 
produced. Large, flowers, frequently 
four to the stem. Pkt. 15 cts. 

ASTA OHN. A charming soft lavender 
true Spencer waved type producing four 
flowers. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

OTHELLO SPENCER. A deep rich 
maroon Large beautifully waved and 
crinkled flowers, Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

AURORA SPENCER. A brilliant 
orange-rose striped and flaked on white. 
Immense size, four flowers to stem. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 30 cts. 

MARIE CORELLI. Gigantic flowers, 
wings a pure rich rose crimson, standard 
cherry-red. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

HELEN LEWIS. Flower a beautiful 
orange-rose. The standard with the 
lieautiful fluted effect is a rich crimson- 
orange color. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 25 cts. 

MRS. A. IRELAND. Bright rose-pink 
with creamy liase. One of the finest. 
Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 40 cts. 

EVELYN HEMUS. A lovely true Spen- 
cer. Pink edges i>n a pink ground. Pkt. 
10 cts., oz. 35 cts. 

APPLE BLOSSOM SPENCER. Just 
the color of the lovely Apple Blossom; 
very large and waved. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 
35 cts. 

SPENCER, or ORCHID -FLOW- 
ERED MIXED. This mixture con- 
tains the large orchid-flowering varieties 
only. To the florist, the Sweet Pea is a 
great favorite, and no one need liesitate 
about purchasing this mixture, as the 
best of care is taken to have all the 
colors of the beautiful crumpled waved 
varieties to blend. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 
lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.2$. 



WAVED SWEET PEAS 

Although of distinct origin, these are nearly of the same type as 
very beautiful and come uniformly waved and fluted. 

GLADYS UNWIN. A fine, bold flower with striking wrinkled or 
wavy standard and broad wings, in character like Countess Spen- 
cer, but the most lovely shade of pink. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 

PHENOMENAL. Another of the same type. Fine bold flowers, 
white in color, tinged with rosy lavender. The standards are pro- 
duced in pairs, being full and wavy. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts. 

FRANK DOLBY. Pinkish mauve and lavender, open and wavy 
form of tlie Gladys Unwin type. A fine bold flower with long 
strong stems. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 



OF THE "UNWIN" TYPE 

the Countess Spencer, but the flowers are not so large. But they are 

MRS. ALFRED WATKINS. Large, open and wavy fonn of 

the Gladys Unwin type. Standard pink shading to blush, wings 

blush shading to rose. Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
NORA UNWIN. Pure white and white seeded ; very large, open, 

wavy form. One of the finest white varieties yet introduced. Pkt. 

10 cts., oz. 20 cts. 
PHYLLIS UNWIN. Light magenta-rose and carmine, large size, 

open, wavv form. Somewhat similar to John Iiignian, but lighter. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. 15 cts. 



New Christmas, or Winter-Flowering 

Xmas Pink. Pink and white. I Mrs. E. Wild. Carmine. 
Florence Denzer. Pure white. | Watchung. White, black seed. 
Each, pkt. 10 cts., 02. 25 cts., ;<lb. 75 cts., lb. $2 



Dwarf Cupid Sweet Peas 

Grow only about 6 to 8 inches high and are useful as edgings for 
beds. Very floriferous. They thrive best on light dry soils. Pkt. 5 
I cts., oz. lo cts., Klb. 25 cts. 



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§XQKE§\ ;STANDARB SEED^ FLOWEfi^ ^^^^ 




stokes' Elite Mixed Sweet Peas 



EARLY SWEET PEAS FOR FORCING 

The great merit of this class is earUness, they commence to flower within 45 
to 60 days from seed sowing, or about two weeks sooner than tall Sweet Peas. 
The plants are of dwarf, bushy growth, 18 to 24 inches high, producing pro- 
fusely flowers of good size but having shorter stems than tall varieties. 

EARLIEST WHITE. The Earliest White Sweet Pea blooms about a week 
and a half earlier than Mont Blanc. It is a black-seeded variety. The 
plants grow from 16 to 20 inches high, and are continually covered with 
flowers, borne upon strong stems 6 to 8 inches long. If planted under glass 
they begin to bloom when 12 inches high. Pkt. 5cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 50 
cts., lb. $1.50. 

EARLIEST OF ALL. A new and entirely distinct strain developed from 
the Extra-Early Blanche Ferry, growing only 18 to 24 inches in height 
when in full bloom. It flowers fully ten days in advance of Extra-Early 
Blanche Ferry, bearing a rich profusion of the beautifully tinted flowers. 
Standard bright rosy pink ; wings creamy white, suffused with pale rose. 
Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., 5ilb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

MONT BLANC. In this new variety we have a splendid companion variety 
for Earliest of All ; ten days to two weeks earlier than Emily Henderson. 
The plants grow only 18 to 20 inches high when in full flower. The flowers 
are pure paper-white, of good size and generally three on a stem. Pkt. 5 
cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

EARLIEST SUNBEAMS. An early forcing variety of short growth, very 
much like Mont Blanc except that the color is a rich primrose. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 15 cts., J^lb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

SWEET PEAS IN MIXTURE 

Stokes' Standar d Mixed. JJ"'^ a combination or blend of 

the new Spencer or Orchid-flower- 
ing type which are separately described on page 64. They include many of the 
very finest varieties of this magnificent strain, including the Spencer and Un- 
win types in the finest named varieties. Great care is taken to see that all the 
colors are represented, so that I believe, in Stokes' Standard Mixed, I am giv- 
ing you the finest assortment of this favorite flower that it is possible to pro- 
duce. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 15 cts., Klb. 40 cts., lb. $1.25. 

Stokes' Elite Mixture. This mixture consists of the large-flow- 

■ 1 ering named varieties that are given on 

the bottom of this page, and will make a very superior mixture. Pkt. 5 cts., 
oz. 10 cts., 2 ozs. 15 cts., Klb. 25 cts., lb. 85 cts. 

Eckf ord's liarge-Flowering Mixed. The strain, although 

° not embracing the 

most recent novelties, contains a good assortment of the famous Eckford Sweet 
Peas. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., %lh. 20 cts., lb. 65 cts., postpaid. 



NAMED SWEET PEAS 



ARRANGED ACCORDING 
TO COLORS 



Price of any of the following sorts, pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., ^Ib. 26- 

ROSE, or DEEP PINK 

Janet Scott. Deep, bright pink. 
Lady Skelmeisdale. Standard light earmine, 

shading to white; wings almost pure white. 
Royal Rose. Standard rose, wings light pink; 
very large-fiowering. 



good 



WHITE 

Dainty. White, with pink edge. 
Dorothy Ecklord. Fine pure white; large. 
Emily Henderson. Pure white; early; 
forcing sort, 

Shasta. Very large, pure white. Far superior to 

Emily Henderson. 

PRI MROSE- YELLOW 
Hon. Mrs. E. Kenyon. Primrose. 
Mrs. Collier. \"ery light primrose self. 
Queen Victoria. Light primrose self-colored. 
Stella Morse. Rich primrose, flushed pink, 
Sibyl Eoklord. Apricot shaded delicate blush-pink, 

ORANGE-PINK 
Bolton's Pink. Orange-pink, veined with rose. 
Evelyn Byatt. Standard scarlet-orange, wings 

rose-orange, 
Henry Eckford. Clear orange self; fine. 
Jeannie Gordon. Orange-pink; deeper veined. 
Miss Willmott. Orange-pink, veined with deeper 

shade; very large-flowering. 

PINK 

Agnes Eckford. Ver^' light self pink. 
Apple Blossom. Shaded pink and white. 
Coimtess ol Latham. Delicate pink self, 
Hon. F. Bouverie. Standard and wings both 

deep pink at base, shading to light pink. 
Lovely. Soft shell-pink; large-flowering. 
Marchioness ol Cholmondeley. Cream, shaded 

and edged with pink. 
Prima Doima. The softest clear pink self. 
Queen of Spain. Soft buff; pink standard, curled. 

PINK AND WHITE 

Extra-Early Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 
Modesty. Most delicate shade of pink and white. 
Blanche Ferry. Pink and white. 



ROSE-CRIMSON 

Mrs. Dugdale. Crimson-rose, self-colored. One 

of the largest-flowered. 
Prince of Wales. Rose-crimson, self-colored; 

flowers e.xtra large. 
Lord Roseberry. Rose-magenta, flushed crimson; 

large size 

SCARLET AND CRIMSON 

Coccinea. Cherrj'-red, 
King Edward VII. Scarlet; verj' large. 
Salopian. The best of the crimson-scarlets. 
Quesn Alexandra. Rich scarlet; fine. 

MAROON 

Black Knight. Deep maroon, self-colored. 
Duke of Sutherland. Claret and indigo-blue. 
Earl Cromer. .\ fine claret-magenta. 
Horace J. Wright. A fine violet-maroon. 
Othello. A very deep glossy maroon self. 
Shahzada. Rich dark maroon, shaded purple, 

PURPLE-MAUVE 

Captivation. Light purple-magenta. 
Dorothy Tennant. Rich rosy mauve self. 
Emily Eckford. Rosy mauve, changing to an 

almost true blue. 
Admiration. Rosy mauve, on ground of light 

primrose. 

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cts., lb. 75 cts., postpaid 

BLUE AND PURPLE 

Captain of the Blues. Standard purple-blue, 

wings bright blue. 
Countess Cadogan. Standard light bluish pur- 
ple, wings clear blue. 
Duke of Westminster. Standard clear purple, 

wings purple with tint of violet. 
Mrs. Walter Wright. Reddish violet; very large. 
Navy Blue. Standard indigo and violet, wings 
indigo, shading to navy-blue and bright blue. 

LAVENDER 

Countess of Radnor. Pale mauve or lavender. 
Lady Grisel Hamilton. Standard mauve, wings 

lavender; flowers extra large. 
Lady Nina Balfour. DeHcate light lavender, 

BLUE, or LAVENDER-EDGED 

Lottie Eckford. White, shaded and edged with 

soft lavender. 
Maid of Honor. White, edged and shaded with 
light blue. 

VARIEGATED 

America. The brightest blood-red, striped with 
white. 

Aurora. Orange-rose, striped on white. 
Golden Rose. Primrose, striped and mottled 

with pink; very large, 
Helen Fierce. Bright blue, mottled on pure white. 
Jessie Cuthbertson. Creamy white, striped with 
rose. 

Mrs. Jos. Chamberlain. White, striped and 
flaked heavily with pale rose; one of the largest 
flowered. 



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Bed of Scarlet Sage with "Dusty Miller" Border 

RICINUS (Castor-Oil Plant) 

Makes splendid center for a large bed, with cannas and caladiums 
planted around it. Excellent for screenino; unsightly buildings. Sow 
the seed in the spring where they are to grow. Perpkt. Oz. 

Zanzibarensis. The leaves of this new variety attain 
a gigantic size, measuring 2 to 2^ feet across, and in- 
clude light and dark green and coppery bronze colors. .$0 o,s $0 15 

Gibsoni. Handsome deep red foliage 05 

Mixed. Many choice sorts 05 15 

SCARLET SAGE (Salvia) 

One of the most beautiful bedding plants. To be planted in masses 
or in borders in front of porticos or around beds of cannas, etc. Sow 
the seed in boxes or frames in March and .set the plants out the 
latter part of May. PerpVt. 

Salvia splendens {Scarlet Sage) $0 10 

patens (Blue Sage) 10 

Clara Bedman, Bonfire. Very compact, with long, erect 
spikes of brilliant scarlet flowers. The finest Salvia ever in- 
troduced, and by far the best for bedding and massing on the 

lawn ', per oz. $2.. 10 

Farinacea (The Silver Sage). It appears to run altogether to 
flower, hundreds upon hundreds of tall spikes of silvery lav- • 
ender blooms rising from a dense mass of foliage during the 
entire season 10 




Salpiglossis 

SALPIGLOSSIS 

One of our handsome annuals, and should be in every garden. 
Blossoms are tube-shape, large like a petunia, and rivaling the 
latter in beautiful color display. Each flower is veined with a glint 
of gold, and is the only flower possessing this odd characteristic. 

Pkt. 

Fine Mixed Jo 05 

Grandiflora. Large-flowering type, very rich in colors 05 

Saperbissima. Magnificently rich and beautiful flowers; ex- 
quisitely veined JO 



STOCKS, TEN WEEKS 

These beautiful plants are unsurpassed for bedding, edgings, pot 
culture, house and conservatory decoration and for cutting. Sow 
under glass in March or April, transplanting the seedlings when an 
inch high, and transfer to garden beds in May in good, deep, rich 
soil, setting the plants i foot apart. 

NEW LARGE-FLOWERING WINTER STOCK 
"WHITE LADY** 

This is a magnificent strain, producing strikingly large and very 
double flowers of a lustrous, snowy white ; grovys about 20 inches in 
height with remarkably handsome foliage, branching freely in can- 
delabra fashion ; blooms early and remains longer in flower than 
any other variety, producing 60 to 65 per cent double flowers, sur- 
passing in beauty any white Stock heretofore obtained. Pkt. 25 cts. 

LARGE-FLOWERING GERMAN TEN WEEKS STOCKS 

The Stocks represent all the desirable qualities of a flower. The 
plants have good habit, fine dull or glossy leaves. The flowers ap- 
pear on long, stiff stalks like small rosettes, are exceedingly fragrant 
and range through a most complete scale of all the soft and distinct 
shades. Perpkt. 

Bright Red $0 10 

Light Blae 10 

Pink 10 

White 10 

Purple 10 ''tjf 

Yellow 10 /I 

Mixed. Brilliant colors 10 

WINTER-FLOWERING V V^' 

Nearly all growers of cut-flowers 
are acquainted with this splendid ^^^^^ 
class of Stocks, so valuable for ^ " .,i^Bl^." 

forcing. They produce long V ■'' ^d/' 
trusses of extremely double flow- B ' 
ers and can be cultivated either 
as a Summer or a Winter Stock ; 
by sowing early in June they maj' 
be had in flower by Christmas. Jt^f 
Beauty of Nice. Extra - long 

spikes; flesh-pink. Pkt. 15 cts. 

Queen Alexandra. Delicate ■ y&J^u 

rosy lilac. Pkt. 15 cts. *^«i*f 4. _ 

Crimson King. Pkt. 20 cts. iJ^'^^^l^' '> 

Pure White of Nice. Pkt. 15c. 

VARIOUS STOCKS 

Princess Alice (Cut-and-Come- 

Again). Double white flowers; 

fine for cutting. Pkt. 10 cts. 
Wallflower -leaved. Mixed. '^llAi 

Pkt. 10 cts. 
Snowflake. Dwarf ; for forcing; 

pure white. Pkt. 15 cts. New Stock "White Lady" 

STOKESIA CYANEA 

This plant grows about 18 inches high, bearing freely, from early 
July until frost, its handsome lavender-blue Centaurea-like blossoms, 
each measuring from four to five inches across. It is of the easiest 
culture, succeeding in any open sunny position, and is not only- 
desirable as a single plant in the mixed hardy border, but can be 
used with fine effect in masses or beds of any size. We have no 
hesitation in saying that the Cornflower Aster is one of the most 
beautiful, valuable and desirable hardy plants. Seed, perpkt. loc. 





Stokesia cyanea 



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ST0KE§^ gTANDARR StgEDg^ | FLOWEfie> SEEDS 





SUNFLOWER (Helianthus) 

Stately decorative plants, their golden yellow disks showing off beautifully among shrub- 
bery, and for backgrounds and screens. Some of the single varieties are exceedingly decora- 
tive. Sow the seed in the open ground in the spring, letting the plants stand 3 to 4 feet apart 
each way. 

SINGLE SUNFLOWERS „ , ^ 

Per pkt. Oz. 

Stella. Beautiful single flowers of purest golden yellow, each with a black disk.$o 05 $0 25 
Seedlings of Stella. Of similar growth, with bright single flowers of several 

shades per K02., 20 cts. 10 35 

Miniature (Helianthus cucumerifolius). Covered with hundreds of brightest 

orange, small, single flowers; of pyramidal growth, with bright neat foliage 05 20 

DOUBLE SUNFLOWERS 

Many-flowered (H. multiflortis fl. pi.) Very ornamental. Grows erect, 4 feet 
high, and at each leaf-joint a short stem is terminated with a handsome double 

flower 10 20 

Californicus plenissimus. Extra-large, double saffron-colored flowers 05 

Globosus fistnlosus (Dahlia Sunflower). Flowers very double and of medium 
size 05 



VERBENA 



Seedlings ot " Stella." Single Sunflowers 

watering rather sparingly. Transplant to the open ground when it 
is warm. 

FLORACROFT MAMMOTH VERBENAS. My strain of these 
beautiful flowers is unexcelled. The individual flowers are very 
frequently larger than a silver quarter. The colors are rich and 

varied. 
White, Scarlet, 
Pink, Pur pi e. 
Striped. Each, pkt 
10 cts., oz. $1 50. 
Mammoth Mi zed. 

Pkt. 10 cts., oz. $1 25. 
Fine Mixed. Pkt. 5 

cts., oz. %\. 
Lemon Verbena (Al- 
o V si a citriodora ) . 
Pkt. 10 cts. 



Exceedingly useful for beds and borders, mounds or vases; well adapted for window- 
boxes. For early spring bloom, sow the seeds under glass in February, soaking the seeds a 
few hours in tepid 
water and sow in seed- 
boxes, covering one- 
fourth inch deep and 





Mammoth Verbena 



Mammoth Zinnia 



ZINNIA 

Very popular, easily grown annuals, blooming abundantly and continuously throughout 
the entire season. Sow seed in the open ground, in the spring, where they are to grow. 

Per pkt. 

Mammoth ( Z. robust a ple7iissima) . Large flowers, double and of striking colors; bushy 

habit per oz., 40 cts. . .fo 10 

Large-flowering Double Dwarf— Scarlet, Orange, White, Canary, Lilac. Each . 05 
Striped Zebra. A superb strain ; the petals being distinctly striped. They run through 

all shades known to the Zinnia 10 

Curled and Crested. Large flowers with twisted petals; great range of color 10 

Dwarf Varieties. Mixed per oz., 35 cts... 05 

Tall Varieties " 25 cts... 05 



Wild-Flower Garden Mixture 

These mixed flower seeds embrace more than a hundred varieties 
of such easy-growing and pretty flcvvers as are suitable for forming 
a Wild Flower Garden. They are very useful for woodland walks, 
roadsides, railroad embankments, and for sowing alongside of fences 
and on untidy bare spots of ground which are so frequently un- 
sightly, and which, if properly cared for and kept free from weeds, 
can be made to produce a continual display of bloom during the 
summer. To those who cannot give the care and attention which 
the planting of special varieties requires, this mixture will give verj' 
satisfactory, interesting and pleasing results, with its unusual and 
varied effects, and for its cheapness and for the small amount of 
labor necessary for the construction of a bed of this kind. 
Best Mixed. Pkt. 5 cts., oz. 10 cts., Va,\\>. 30 cts., lb. $1. 




Wild-Flower Garden at Floracroft 



67 




219 Market §treet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 



Stokes* Choiee Seeds for Con- 
servatory and House 

It is very fascinating work to raise these choice plants from seed, and man}- 
of the finest varieties can be easily grown in the house, with care and atten- 
tion. For winter bloom the seed should be sown in shallow boxes or pans 
during the spring or early summer. The finer seeds must not be covered more 
than one-eighth inch deep and the soil pressed closelj- down over them. 
Never allow it to become bone dry. Some varieties are more surely started 
under a pane of glass and sheltered from the strong ra)-s of the sun. As soon 
as the plants have two leaves, they should be transplanted into another pan 
or box, handling them very carefully. 

BEGONIA, Single Tuberous-rooted. Magnificent flowers of great Pkt. 
substance and rich colors. Single blooms sometimes measure 6 inches 
across, the flowers ranging through ivory-white to bronzy j^ellow, 
crimson, orange, red, rose and pink. Prefers shade. 2 pkts. 25 cts...So 15 
Tuberous-rooted Double, Mixed. Carefully hybridized, producing 

about 25 per cent of double flowers 25 

Rex Varieties. Very large ornamental leaves, great variety of markings 25 

Vernon. Orange-carmine flowers, with deep red foliage 10 

CALCEOLARIA. Gorgeous plants, with pocket-shaped flowers; bril- 
liant colors— yellow, maroon and crimson, spotted and mottled in the 
most unique fashion. 

Cineraria Hybrida grandiflora. A fine strain of the largest, most brilliantly 

colored and spotted flowers 25 

CINERARIA. Magnificent flowering plants for spring decoration of the conservatory or win- Pkt. 
dow-garden, ranging through all the shades of white, blue, violet and crimson, covering the 
plants with a sheet of bloom. 

Hybrida. Large-flowering, finest mixed. Unrivaled $0 25 

Stellata. Improved hj'brids. Beautiful pyramidal plants, with medium-sized, .star-like flowers 

in colors of rose, white, carmine and blue ; an exceedingly decorative pot plant 25 

CENTADREA maritima. White-leaved Dusty Miller 05 

COLEUS, Fine Mixed. Large leaves 10 

CYCLAMEN. Popular free-flowering bulbous plants for house and conservatory culture, with 
brilliant-hued flowers, poising airily above the foliage, flowers ranging from white to darkest 
crimson. 




Pkt. 

Giant Pure White $0 25 

Giant Rose 25 



Giant Dark Red 

Giant White with Red Eye 
Giant Mixed 




25 
25 
25 

15 




Calceolaria 



Primula Chinensis 

Kermesina splendens. Crimson 
Rosy Morn. Delicate pink 



Persicum. Small-flowered; fine mixed 

Papilio, or Butterfly. Beautiful fairy-like flow- 
ers, with crumpled and undulated petals 40 

Giganteum Rococo. A new type, with petals 
spread out fan-shaped. Very curious and strik- Pkt. 

ingly beautiful. Mixed flowers $0 40 

FERN SPORE. Greenhouse varieties, mixed 25 

GERANIUMS, Easily raised from seed, and if started early will bloom the same 
season. 

Zonale. Mixed 10 

Pelargonium (Lady Washington). Choice mixed varieties 25 

Apple-scented. Very fragrant 10 

GLOXINIA. Charming greenhouse plants, with flowers of the most exquisite and 
gorgeous colors, beautifully spotted and mottled. 
Giant-flowered. Choice mixed sorts 25 

PRIMULA CHINENSIS 

These brightest and very free-flowering plants are most desirable for growing in the house 
during the winter months or for the conservatory decoration. Prefers a cool room ; will bloom 
freely in a north window. 

Stokes' Standard Mixture. This is the Pkt. 

finest Primula seed obtainable, embracing 

all of the best flowers $0 25 

Alba magnifica. White 40 

Peach Blossom. White with pink 25 

Cheswick Red. Brilliant red 40 

Brilliant Blue 40 

25 

25 



Verv free-floweri 

Pkt. 

Grandiflora Kermesina. Red $0 25 

" Rosea. Pink 25 



PRIMULA OBCONICA GRANDIFLORA 

but with smaller individual flowers. \'ery satisfactory house plants. 



Pkt. 

Grandiflora, White $0 25 

" Hybrida. Mixed 20 



PRIMULA, OTHER VARIETIES 

Forbesii (Baby Primrose) 25 

Primula Veris (Cowslip). Hardv Primrose to 

" Vulgaris ( English VelloW Primrose). Hardv 10 




Cyclamen 



68 



mm 




CLIMBING VINES 



ADLUMIA (Allegheny Vine). A hardy climber, feathery foli- 
age, rose-colored flowers; 15 feet J 

AMPELOPSIS Veitchii (Boston Ivy). Hardy climber, 
clinging to stone or brick walls; dense foliage; 30 feet. 



Pkt. 



ASPARAGUS plumosus nanus. 




Asparagus plumosus nanus 



A beautiful greenhouse 
climber, with fern- 
like foliage. Very 
largely used by flor- 
ists for decorations. 
Per 100 seeds, 75c. . . 
Sprengeri. A deco- 
rative perennial vine 
for vases and pots, 
with drooping fronds 

4 feet long 

100 seeds, 50c.. . 
BALLOON VINE. 
Rapid -growing an- 
nual climber; white* 
flowers, followed by 
a balloon-like seed- 
pod ; 15 feet 

CANARY BIRD 
VINE ( Tropceolntn 



25 



peregrinum). Graceful annual climber, with yellow flow- 
ers; look like a butterfly ; 15 feet per oz., 30 cts. . . 

CLEMATIS. Hardy perennial climber. 

Paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbers. Fragrant 

white flowers; 30 feet peroz.,$i... 

Jackman's Large-flowering Hybrids. Large flowers 3 

to 4 inches in diameter; white, purple, blue, etc 

COBAEA scandens. A beautiful, rapid-growing climber. 
Tender perennial, with bell-shaped flowers, green at first, 

changing to a beautiful deep violet-blue ; 20 to 30 feet 

CYPRESS VINE. A climbing annual, with fine, feathery 
foliage and pretty, star-shaped flowers. 

White per oz., 25 cts. . . 

Scarlet. Ivy-leaved " 25 cts... 

Mixed Sorts " 25 cts... 

DOLICHOS (Hyacinth Bean). Annual climberof rapid growth, 
with clusters of bean- like flowers; 10 feet. 

Lablab. Mixed, white, red, etc 

Giant. Crimson, wistaria-like clusters 

Purple Soudan. Purple stem, with beautiful, sweet-pea- 
like flowers, white and rose in color; and following the 
flowers there come beautiful glossy, dark red seed-pods. 

Very ornamental 

GOURDS. Rapid-growing climbers, with beautiful ornamental 
foliage; also, the curious fruits are very useful ; the interior 
of the Luffa takes the place of sponges, dishcloths, etc.; the 
egg-shaped can be used in place of the glass eggs in nests. 
There isn't any variety but what can be made useful if so 

desired. Cul- 
tivate the same 
as melons or 
squashes. 
Height from 8 
to 15 feet. 
Dishcloth, or 
Luffa. Per 

oz.; 25 Cts 

Dipper, Nest 
Egg, Sugar 
Trough, Her- 
cules' Club, 
Bottle, Mock 
Orange. 
Each, per oz., 

20 cts 

Mixed. All 
sorts. Per oz., 

15 cts 

HUMULUS Ja- 
ponicus (Jap- 
anese Hop). 
Rapid-growing 
annualclimber, 
with dense foli- 
age ; 25 feet . . . 




05 



05 



05 
05 
05 



05 
10 



05 



05 



Cobsea scandens 



Humulus Japonicus variegatus. A beautiful variety of the Pkt. 
preceding, with variegated foliage jSo 10 

JAPANESE KUDZU VINE. This beautiful, very rapid- 
growing vine comes to us from Japan. It succeeds well in 
every part of the United States and grows with great lux- 
uriance. It is a most excellent vine for arbors or to produce 
a tropical effect by growing over low trees; very valuable 
for growing on rough, rocky land or steep hillsides. The 
seeds are somewhat slow in germinating and a quicker re- 
sult is obtained from planting the roots. These are imported 
from Japan and are dry and not very satisfactory to handle, 
hence advise the planting of seed and waiting for the result. 
Seed per Hoz., 60 cts. . . 10 

KENILWORTH IVY. A very neat climber, clinging to walls. 

Valuable for hanging-baskets, vases, etc 10 

LATHYRUS. Everlasting, or hardy Sweet Peas, 6 to 8 feet 
high ; large flower-clusters Fine for rock work. 

Latifolius. Red; flowers a beautiful scarlet 10 

Latifoli'us albus. Pure white flowers 10 

Pink Beautj'. Two lovely shades per oz., 20 cts. . . 10 

Crimson " 20 rts. . . 10 

Mixed Colors " 20 cts... 10 

MOONFLOWER 
( Ipomcea g r a 11 d i - 
flora n octi flora ) . 
W hite-seeded 
Moonflower. Lit- 
erally covered with 
thousands of i ni - 
mense pure white 
fragrant flowers, 
opening in the even- 
ing or on cloudy 
days. With rich 
ground, water and 
sun the vines attain 
a height of 75 feet. 
Plants, 10 cts. each, 
by mail, 15 cts. Pkt. 
16 cts. 



MORNING- 
GLORIES 

IMPERIAL JA- Moonflower 
PANESE. Has 

great variety and infinite beauty of foliage, as well as size 
and beauty of flowers, varying through all rich colors, the 
latter ranging from pure white to rose, crimson and car- Pkt. 

mine, and blues and purples 3 pkts., 25 cts...$o 10 

Major Mixed (Common Morning-Glory) . . . per oz. iscts. .. 05 

DWARF MORNING-GLORIES 

Tricolor roseus. Rose-color, white center, yellow bands. . 




05 



05 

Mauritanicus. Trailing plants for baskets ; blue 10 

Minor, Mixed 05 

MAURANDIA Barclayana. An annual half-hardy climber. 

6 feet, with purple gloxinia-like flowers 10 

Mixed Colors 05 

PASSION FLOWER (Passiflora). Tender perennial vine 
for greenhouse or summer garden. 

Coerulea. Large; violet and blue 10 

RUNNER BEANS, Scarlet Runner. Fine ornamental 
climber with scarlet pods with delicious edible beans suc- 
ceeding the bright scarlet blossoms per oz., ic cts... 05 

Butterfly Runner. This new variety of the Scarlet Runner 
Bean is a very pretty climber with large pink and white 
blossoms borne in sprays and produced in the greatest pro- 
fusion from early summer till frost. The flowers are followed 

by edible pods as fine as any string bean per oz., loc... 05 

The Czar. Similar to the above with pure white blossoms, 

with fine large edible beans per oz., 10 cts... 05 

SMILAX. A tender perennial climber, with small, glossy 

green leaves. Very beautiful, per Koz. 15 cts.; oz. 50 cts... 10 
WILD CUCUMBER. A very rapid-growing climber wliich 
reaches a height of 30 feet in one season. Covered with 
beautiful clusters of white, sweet-scented flowers, followed 
by prickly seed-pods; will reproduce itself from self-sown 
seed. Hardy annual per oz., 25 cts. . . 05 



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WALTER^. R STOKES | 219 Market ^eet, PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 



Flower Seeds, General List 



05 



05 



Per pkt. 

Abronia umbellata. Charming an- 
nual trailer for vases, etc $q 05 

Abutilon. Large, bell-shaped flowers, 

richly veined ; tender perennial ... 10 

Aeroclinium. An everlasting for win- 
ter bouquets 05 

Adiumia oirrhosa (Allegheny Vine). 
See page 69. 

Adonis aestivalis. Garden annual 
with crimson flowers, feathery 
foliage 05 

Ageratnm. See page 56. 

Alyssum. See page 56. 

Amarantns caudatns (Love-Lies- 
Bleeding). Garden annual ; crimson 

flowers ; height, 3 feet 05 

Tricolor (Joseph's Coat). Showyan- 
nual foliage plant ; leaves red, yel- 
low and green ; height, 3 feet 05 

Ampelapsis Veitchii. See page 69. 

Antirrhinnm. See page 56. 

Aqailegia (Columbine). A hardy per- 
ennial 

Chrysantha. Flower large, long, 
canary-colored spurs ; height, 3 feet. 
Chrysantha alba. Long spurred, 

pure white 10 

Goeralea (Blue Columbine). One of 
the most beautiful. Sepals blue, 
petals white ; height, 3 feet 10 

Single Varieties Mixed 05 

Doable Varieties Mixed 05 

Asparagus, Ornamental. See p. 69. 

Asters. See page 55. 

Balloon Vine. See page 69. 

Balsam. See page 56. 

Begonia (Tuberous-rooted). Page 68. 
Vernon. Red, waxy flowers, borne 
in great profusion ; foliage green, 
turning red 

Bellis perennis. See Daisy, page 58. 

Brachycome (Swan River Daisy). 
Dwarf-growing annual; single blue 
or white flowers; mixed 05 

Browallia. A charming annual. 

Speciosa major. A free-flowering 
bedding plant. Large flowers of a 
most brilliant amethyst-blue, with 
white throat 

Cacalia (Flora's Paint Brush). A gar- 
den annual, with tassel -shaped 
flowers. Golden yellow and scarlet 
mixed 

Calceolaria. See page 68. 
Calendula, Orange King. Dwarf 
bushy annual ; rich orange color. 

per oz. 20 cts. . . 
Meteor. Double; yellow, striped 

orange per oz. 20 cts. . . 

Prince of Orange. Glittering 

orange and yellow oz. 20 cts... 

Fine Mixed per oz. 15 cts... 

Calliopsis, Golden Wave. Showy 
garden anniial ; golden yellow flow- 
ers ; heiglit, 2 feet 

Drummondii. Showy, free-flowering 
annual; yellow, with a circle of crim- 
son-brown ; height, I foot 

Atrosanguinea. Dark crimson; 
height, 2 feet 

Mixed per oz. 20 cts.. . 



10 



10 



05 



05 



05 



05 



f 

Per 

Campanula. See page 56. 

Canary-Bird Flower. See page 69. 

Candytuft. See page 57. 

Cannas, Crozy's Dwarf Large- 
flowering Mixed oz. !5rts...Si 

Tall Mixed 

Carnation. See page 57. 

Castor-OU Plant. See Ricinus, p. 66. 

Celosia. See Cockscomb, page 58. 

Centaurea. See pages 57 and 68. 

Chrysanthemums. See page 58. 

Cineraria. See page 68. 

Clarkia ^legans. Ciiarming annual ; 

large purple flowers 

Single Mixed 

Double Mixed 

Clematis. See page 69. 

Cleomepnngens (Giant Spider Plant). 
A showy, rose -colored annual; 
height, 3 feet 

Cobaea. See page 69. 

Coleus. See page 68. 

Coreopsis lanceolata. Very beautiful 
hardy perennial : lovely bright gol- 
den yellow flowers on long stems.. 

Cosmos. See page 58. 
Cockscomb. See page 58. 
Cyclamen. See page 68. 
Cypress Vine. See Climbers, p. 69. 
Dahlia. Although perennial, these 
flower from seed the first season if 
sown early. 
Choice Double Varieties, Mixed. 
Choice Single Varieties, Mixed. 
Choice New Cactus Varieties, 
Mixed' 

Datura cornucopia (Horn of Plenty). 
Immense trumpet-shaped flowers, 
white inside, marbled with purple 

on the outside 

Golden Queen. Yellow flowers 

Delphinium. See page 58. 
Dianthus. See page 59. 
Digitalis. See page 58. 
Dolichos. See Climbers, page 69. 
Dracaena Indivisa. A favorite plant 
for pots and vases ; narrow, long 

green leaves 

Eschscholtzia (California Poppies). 
.Annuals of eas}- culture. 

California. Yellow and orange 

Rose Cardinal. Rich, rosy purple. 

Single Mixed. All colors 

Double Mixed. All colors 

Evening Primrose. Delicate pale yel- 
low flowers 

Everlasting Flowers — 

Aeroclinium rosenm. Double, 

bright rose flower 

Gomphrena (Bachelor's Buttons). 

Various colors 

Helichrysum. Double; various 

colors 

Rhodanthe. Rich assorted colors. . 
Xeranthemum. Brilliant flowers.. 
Four O'clock. See Marvel of Peru. 
Foxglove. See page 58. 

70 



pkt. 



c5 
05 



Per pkt 



05 
05 



05 



05 
05 

05 



05 
05 
15 



Gaillardia. Beautiful showy annuals. 
Picta Liorenziana. Double. Finest 

Mixed So 05 

Picta grandiflora. Large, rich 

crimson and j-ellow flowers 05 

Picta nana (Painted Lady). Crim- 
son, bordered with 3-ellow 05 

Geranium. See page 62. 
Gloxinia. See page 68. 
Godetia, Lady Satin Rose. Showy 
annual ; bright crimson, tinged with 

pale lilac flowers 05 

Lady Albemarle. Dark crimson.. 05 

Choice Mixed per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Gourds. See page 69. 
Grasses (Ornamental). 

Agrostis nebulosa. Fine for bou- 
quets 05 

Avena sterilis. Animated Oats 05 

Briza maxima (Quaking Grass)... 05 
Coix lachryma (Job's Tears). 2ft. 05 
Erianthus Ravennae. \'er}- orna- 
mental ; 10 feet 03 

Gynerium argenteum (Pampas 

Grass). 10 feet 05 

Purple Fountain Grass. Very 

decorative; plumes i foot long 05 

Grevillea robusta (Silk Oak). Beau- 
tiful fern-leaved foliage plant 10 

GypsophUa elegans. Charming for 
mixing in bouquets. Star-shaped, 
white and pink flowers, .per oz. 20c. 05 
Panicnlata. Small, white flowers. 
Fine for mixing, particularly with 
sweet peas per oz. 40cts. .. 05 

Helianthus. See Sunflower. 

Heliotrope, Finest Mixed 05 

Lemoine's Giant Hybrids. Very 

fragrant 10 

Finest Mixed 10 

Hibiscus (INIarsh I\Iallow). 

Palustris. Large pink flowers 05 

Californicus. Large white, carmine 

center 10 

Sunset. Very large yellow ; fine 10 

Hollyhock. See page 59. 

Humulus. See Climbers, page 69. 

Ipomoea. See Moonflower. 

Jerusalem Cherry. A very useful pot 
plant for winter decoration. It is of 
branching habit ; covered all winter 
with a profusion of bright scarlet 
berries ; small leaves. Very orna- 
mental. I foot 05 

Kenilworth lvy. See Climbers, p. 69. 

Kochia scoparia. See page 60. 

Kudzu Vine. See page 69. 

Lantana. Tender perennial; orange, . 
white and pink flowers. ito3feet.. 05 

Larkspur. See page 59. 

Lathyrus (Everlasting Pea). See 
Climbers, page 69. 

Lobelia. See page 60. 

Love-in-a-Mist (Xigella). Seepage'6o. 

Lychnis Chalcedonica. Hardy an- 
nual ; scarlet flowers 05 

Marigold. See page 60. 

Marvel of Pern (Mirabilis; Four 
O'Clocks). Pretty free -flowering 
annuals of easy culture. 

Mixed oz. iscts... 05 



Stoke ^;^TANDAR^ See]^ 



FLOWER SEEDS, GENERAL LIST, continued 



Per pkt. 
Don ble 
So lo 



Matricaria capensis fl. pi 

white F'everfew) 

Maurandia. See page 69. 

Mesembryanthemum crystalli- 
num (Ice Plant). Beautiful for edg- 
ings; flowers white, with ice-like 
foliage per oz. 50 cts. . . 05 

Mignonette. See page 60. 

Mimulus moschatus ( Monkey Flow- 
er, or Musk Plant). Beautiful yel- 
low ffow'ers 05 

Tigrinus. Large flowers, tigered and 
spotted 10 

Momordica balsamina (Balsam Ap- 
ple) per oz. 20 cts. . . 05 

Charantia (Balsam Pear). Oz. 20c... 05 

Moonflower. See page 69. 

Morning-Glory. See page 69. 

Myosotis. See page 59. 

Nasturtium. See page 61. 

Nicotiana. See page 60. 

Nigella. See page 60. 

Passion Flower. See page 69. 

Pansy. See page 62. 

Petunia. See page 63. 

Phlox Drummondii. See page 63. 

Pinks. See Dianthus, page 59. 

Poppy. See page 63. 

Portulaca. Charming annuals, bloom- 
ing profusely anywhere. Sow seed 
late 

Finest Single Mixed. A large va- 
riety, of the most brilliant colors. . . 

per oz. 30 cts. . . 05 
Doable Rose - flowered Mixed. 

The most brilliant shades and 
choice flowers 10 



Per pkt. 

Primula. See page 68. 

Pyrethrum parthenifolium aureum 

(Golden Feather). Fine for edging. 

Hardy perennial .. .per oz. 50 cts.. .ffo 05 
Roseum. (Persian Insect Powder 

Plant). Yellow center, with pink 

rays; fern-like foliage 10 

Golden Gem (Selaginoides). Golden 

moss-like foliage 10 

Rieinus (Castor-Oil Plant). See p. 66. 

Rudbeckia (Golden Glow). A free- 
flowering perennial, grows from 4 
to 6 feet high and produces an 
abundance of bright yellow flowers. 10 

Salvia (Scarlet Sage). See page 66. 

Salpiglossis. See page 66. 

Scabiosa (Mourning Bride). A hand- 
some border plant, producing in 
great profusion very double flowers 
in various shades and colors. 

Dwarf Mixed 05 

TaU Mixed 05 

Schizanthus, Mixed. A free-bloom- 
ing annual, with large, curiously- 
shaped flowers, beautifully spotted 
with crimson, lilac, purple and 
orange; fine for beds and cutting. . 05 

Sensitive Plant (Mimosa). Leaves 

close if touched 05 

Smllax. See Climbers, page 69. 

Stevia Serrata. Free-blooming plant, 
pure white fragrant flowers; excel- 
lent for cutting 10 

Stocks. See page 66. 

Stokesia cyanea (Stokes' Aster, or 
Cornflower). See page 66. 

Sunflower ( Helianthus) . See page 67. 



Per pkt. 

Sweet Peas. See pages 64, 65. 
Sweet William ( Diantlnis barbatns). 
Choice Single Varieties, Mixed. 

per oz., 25 cts. . .%o 05 
Choice Double Varieties, Mixed. 

per oz., 75 cts. . . 10 
Choice Auricula-flowered. Very 
large flowers in splendid variety of 

colors, with white margins 10 

Thunbergia (Black-eyed Susan). 
Alata. BufI, dark eve. See general 

list .' 05 

Alba oculata. White, withdarkeye. 05 

Aurantiaca. Orange, dark eye 05 

Bakeri. Pure white 05 

Fine Mixed. Choice shades 

per oz., 40 cts. . . 05 
Torenia Fournieri. Very useful or- 
namental plant for borders and 

baskets 25 

Tropaeolum (Canary Bird Flower). 

See Climbers, page 69. 
Verbena. See page 67. 

Vinca (Periwinkle). Free-blooming 
bedding plant; can be kept in 
house all w-inter. 

Rosea. Rose, dark eye 10 

Alba pura. Pure white 10 

Mixed K oz. , 25 cts. . . 10 

Violet, Single White. Hardy peren- 
nial TO 

Single Blue 10 

Wallflower. Hardy perennial. 
Early Parisian. Beautiful single 

variety 10 

Choice Doable Mixed 10 

Single Mixed per oz., 25 cts. . . 05 

Zinnia. See page 67. 



SPECIAL PREMIUM ON FLOWER SEED ORDERS 

On orders of $1 and over of Flower Seeds we will send free, when asked for, a book on " Home Floriculture." It is a com- 
plete guide for growing of flowers in the house and garden, cut-flower work, etc. 173 pages. Price, for extra copies, 25 cts. each. 



Ornamental Trees, Flowerinfl Shrubs, Evergreens and Hedge Plants 



I can supply, from the largest and best nursery in this country, 
pondence in this line. (Purchaser pays e.\press from nursery.) 

ORNAMENTAL TREES AND EVERGREENS 



all sorts of Ornamental Trees, Shrubs, etc., and invite corres- 



Ash, American White, 


10 


to 


12 


ft 


Beech, Purple, 


5 


to 


6 


ft 


Birch, White-barked, 


6 


to 


10 


ft 


Catalpa speciosa 


5 


to 


6 




Dogwood, White, 


5 


to 


6 


ft 


Pink, 


2 


to 


5 


ft 


Elm, American, 


6 


to 


12 


ft 


Horse -Chestnut, 


6 


to 


8 




Maple, Norway, 


8 


to 


10 


ft 


" Sugar, 


8 


to 


12 


ft 


Oak, White, 


6 


to 


10 


ft, 


Pin, 


6 


to 


10 


ft 


" Red and Scarlet 


6 


to 


8 


ft 


Willow, Weeping, 


6 


to 


ID 


ft 


Hemlock, 


2 


to 


4 


ft 


Spruce, Norway, 




to 


3 


ft 


" Colorado Blue 


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3 


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Japanese Maples 

Beautiful little trees, valued in all landscape work. Especially 
adapted for planting in front of evergreen borders, in groups for 
color efTects or individually, in prominent places. They are reliably 
hardy in all but the coldest sections of the United States. Trans- 
plant easily and mature quickly. Green, $2 each; purple, $2.50 each. 



FLOWERING SHRUBS 



Each 



Althea, Rose of Sharon j5o 25 

Barberry, Japanese 20 

Dentzias, in variety 25 

Forsythias, or Golden Bell 35 

Hydrangea grandiflora 25 

Liilacs, Purple and white 35 

Mock Orange 35 

Snowballs 35 

Spireas, Pink and white 35 

Sweet Shrub 2,5 

Weigela (flowers in May) 35 



Doz. 
$2 50 
2 00 

2 50 

3 50 

2 50 

3 50 
3 50 
5 .50 
3 50 

2 50 

3 50 



Each 

Azalea Amoena $1 00 to S2 00 

Mollis I 00 to I 50 

Rhododendron (assorted colors) i 50 to 2 00 

Japanese Barberry 

Invaluable little shrub that fits in with almost every planting, and 
makes a beautiful hedge. Will grow just about everywhere, and has 
handsome foliage of tiny, bright green, oval leaves, that turn the 
most brilliant shades of orange and red in the fall. The slender, 
graceful branches, which are protected by small thorns, are lined 
with little scarlet berries of great attractiveness from early autumn 
well into the winter. 20 cts. each, $2 per doz., $12 per 100. 



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WALTEB^ P. STOKES 




STOKES' SUMMER -FLOWERING BULBS 

Summer-flowering bulbs are of easiest culture, giving most beautiful bloom. The bulbs and roots offered below are all of blooming size, 
and must not be compared with those so largely advertised at ridiculously low prices. 

Dahlias, Cannas, Caladiums, Gladioli and Begonias are tender sorts and will not live out over winter, hut can be taken up in the fall 
and kept in the cellar until the following spring. 

Peonies, Japanese Lilies, Iris, etc., are entirely hardy, and will increase in strength and beauty from year to year. 



TUBEROUS BEGONIAS 

The Tuberous-rooted Begonias are among the handsomest of our 
summer-flowering bulbs. They bloom continuousl3' throughout the 
summer. Planted either in the ^rockery or flower border, they rival 
the rose with their rich and varied colors. Give a location shaded 
from mid-day sun. 

Single. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each lo cts., 
3 for 25 cts., doz. 80 cts., postpaid; by express, §5 per 100. 

Single. Choice iMixed. Each 7 cts., doz. 60 cts., postpaid; by ex- 
press, $4 per 100. 

Doable. White, Scarlet, Crimson, Rose and Yellow. Each 15 cts., 

2 for 25 cts., doz. Si. 50, postpaid. 
Doable. Choice Mixed. Each 12 cts., 6 for 60 cts., doz. $1, postpaid. 



CANNAS 



Crimson and Scarlet Cannas 

4 feet. Rich velvety crimson ; early. 




Dake of Marlborough. 

Express. 2'A ft. Scarlet- 
crimson; a shade lighter 
than Philadelphia. 

Patrie. 4 feet. Intense 
light crimson; good for 
massing. 

Pres. McKlnley. 2'A ft. 
Deep rich crimson flow- 
ers; beautifullv formed. 

Pillar of Fire.' 6 to 7 ft. 
Bright crimson-scarlet. 

Price o£ the above, 10 cts. 

each, SI per doz., postpaid 



Giant Orchid- 
Flowering 

Indiana. 6 feet. Green 

foliage, with flowers of 

a glistening golden 

orange striped with red. 
Italia. 4 to 5 ft. Center 

brilliant red: petals 

bordered with clear yellow. 
Wyoming. Orange-colored ; true orchid-shaped. 7 ft. 
Uncle Sam. 6ft. Light, rich red flowers; petals 2}^ to3 inches broad. 
Price of the above, 12 cts. each, $1.25 per doz., postpaid 

Dark or Bronze-Leaved Cannas 

Black Beauty. 4 to 5 ft. Brilliant red, with rich bronze foliage. 
Chantauqua. 4 ft. Rich scarlet, intensely vivid. 
King Hnmbert. 4 ft. Orange-scarlet, streaked with crimson. 
Hiawatha. 3 ft. \'ariegated foliage ; large rosy pink flowers. 
Price of the above, 12 cts. each, $1.25 per doz. 

Cannas, Sundry Shades 

Alsace. 4 ft. Nearest approach to pure white. 
Loaise. 5 ft. Flowers of soft rose-pink, streaked with red. 
Gladiator. 5 ft. Yellow spotted with red ; fine green foliage. 
Buttercup. 3 ft. Bright buttercup-yellow. 
Wawa. A new shade of pure, soft pink ; very lovely. 
Director Holtze. 3 ft. Bright yellow with very faint dots of rose. 
Price of the above, 12 cts. each, $1.25 per doz. 

CALADIUMS (Elephant's Ears) 

A very effective plant and suitable for either a single plant on the 
lawn, masses in beds, or for margins of water, its leaves often attain- 
ing the length of 3 feet by 20 inches wide. First size, each 10 cts., 
doz. $1. Second size, each 15 cts., doz. Si. 50, postpaid. Extra-large 
bulbs (too large to mail), each 25 cts., doz. $2.50, by express. 



THE SPOTTED-LEAF CALLA 

This magnificent Calla has glossy, dark green leaves dotted with 
numerous white spots. The flowers are pure white, with black cen- 
ters and are very beautiful. The plants grow and bloom easily and 
feely in window or in open garden. Strong roots. 15 cts. each, 25 cts. 
for 2, $1.50 per doz. 

CINNAMON VINE 

A highly desirable climber. The beautiful vine makes shoots 
sometimes 25 feet or more in length and in a remarkably short space 
of time, and will quickly cover an arbor, trellis or veranda with a 
profusion of handsome foliage and numbers of white blossoms. 5c. 
each, 25 cts. for 6, 40 cts. per doz., postpaid. 

DAHLIAS 

Cactus Dahlias 

Princess. Beautiful brilliant rose-pink. 

Earl of Pembroke. Bright plum, shading deeper toward center. 

Galliard. Best scarlet- 

crimon. 
General Buller. Deep 
velvety maroon, tipped 
white. 

Kriemhilde. Brilliant 

pink, shading lighter to 
the center. 
Winsome. A fine, creamy 
white, of good size and 
perfect form. 

Decorative 
Dahlias 

Admiral Dewey. Bril- 
liant imperial purple; 
fine form. 
Frank L. Bassett. 

Bright, royal purple, 
shading to blue ; dwarf 
branching. 

C. W. Bruton. Fine canary-yellow ; immense size; perfect form. 
La France. Large, loosely built; brilliant rose-pink flowers. 
Mrs. Winters. Large ; finely formed snow-white flowers. 
Sylvia. White center, shaded to soft pink. 

Delice. Lovely shade of pink; large perfectly formed flowers. 35 
cts. each, S3. 25 per doz., postpaid. 

Show Dahlias 

Arabella. Tall, primrose, tipped and shaded old rose and lavender. 

John Thorpe. Large ; soft rich pink. 

Princess Bonnie. Fine large white. 

Lemon Beauty. Large ; soft shade of lemon-yellow. 

Red Hussar. Intense scarlet-crimson ; the best of its color. 

Price of any of the above Dahlias, except where noted, 20 cts. each, S3 

per doz., postpaid. 
Unnamed Dahlias in separate colors. t2 cts. ea., $1.25 per doz. 
Unnamed Dahlias Mixed. :o cts. each, Si per doz. 

JAPANESE LILIES 

In the flower-garden Lilies rank first in importance. They are 
stately and beautiful, matchless in form and variety of color, while 
possessing the most agreeable perfume, and for general effect they 
have no rivals. Bulbs should be "planted 6 inches deep in a well- 
drained, deep, loamy soil made rich with thoroughly rotted manure, 
and an inchof clean sand placed underand overthe bulbs when setting. 
Auratum (Golden-raved Lily of Japan). Large IJach Doz. 100 

pure white flowers, with crim.son spots and a 

golden band through the center of each petal. So 20 $2 00 S12 00 
Speciosum rubrum. White, spotted with rose.. 20 2 00 12 00 
album. Pure white ; fragrant 20 2 00 12 00 



Cannas with Coleus Border 



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^^jljjoKES^ Standard SgEPa^ | flower^ng'^blilbs 




STOKES' SUMMER-FLOWERING BULBS, continued 



GLADIOLI 



Of summer-blooming plants for general gar- 
den decoration, the Gladioli are deserving of 
special attention. Requiring but little room 
for growth, they are exceedingly useful for 
planting among shrubbery in the border, 
while for massing in large beds, where a bril- 
liant and effective display is desired, they are 
invaluable. They succeed best in good loam, 
enriched with well-rotted manure The bulbs 
should be planted about 3 inches deep and 
6 inches apart. 

Slokes' Novelty $1 Collection 

INTENSITY. Strong spike bearing large 

flowers of a rich light scarlet ; the three 

lower petals spotted white. 
LADY HOWARD DE WALDEN. Bright 

clear yellow flaked with carmine. Dwarf 

vigorous plant. 
PHILADELPHIA. Dark pink, ends of 

petals suffused with white. Flowers of good 

size. 

CALIFORNIA. Large, deep lavender-pink 

fiowers, with white throat markings. 
GENERAL DE NANSOUTY. Rich bluish 

purple, marked with vivid crimson and 

lemon-yellow. 

MEADOWVALE. A very fine white, tinged in the throat witli 
crimson, and lower petals slightly marked with faint pink. 

Price of each of the above Superb Gladioli 20 cts. each, $2 per doz., 
or one bulb each by mail, postpaid, for SI 

Ten Named Gladioli for 60 cts., postpaid 

These ten varieties, tested and tried, give a wide range of colors 
and markings. I will send the entire collection for 60 cents, post- 
paid. It will surely give you satisfaction. 

Aag:usta. Lovely pure white with blue anthers. Strong, straight 
spike often having two or three branches. 

Senator VoIIand. Pure blue, dark violet blotch, with a yellow 

stain, striped blue. 
Brenchleyensis. Vermilion-scarlet; an old variety, but much 

planted on account of brilliant color. 

Victory. Delicate sulphur-yellow, lower petals shaded deeper yel- 
low. Flowers of medmm size. Fine varietj'. 

Gil Bias. Early-flowering plant of dwarf habit ; fiowers salmon- 
rose with a red blotch of primrose ground. 

George Paul. Large flowers ; deep crimson, slightly stained yel- 
low, spotted with purple. 

White Cloud. Tall, graceful spike with pure white flowers (ex- 
cept in a very hot season). Lower petals shaded cream color. 

May. Lovely pure white flowers, finely flaked bright rosy crimson ; 

strong spike. Good forcing variety. 
Witch. Medium flowers, mottled red. Odd variety. 

America. Spikes two to three feet long with good-sized flowers of 
soft lavender-pink, almost a tinted white. 

Price of each of above fine Gladioli 10 cts. each, or $1 per doz., 
postpaid, or one bulb each for 60 cts., postpaid 

Gladioli in Mixture 

Single bulbs 6 cts. each 

Floraeroft Mixture No. 1. A very choice strain of grand flower- 
ing sorts. Mostly light shades, very few red or purple. By mail, 
postpaid, 30 cts. per doz.; by express, $1.50 per 100, $12 per 1,000. 

Floracrott Mixture No. 2. Same as above but smaller bulbs. 
By mail, postpaid, 25 cts. per doz.; bj' express, $1 per 100, $8 per 
1,000. 

Groff's Hybrid Seedlings. Flowers of largest size, finest form 
and highest quality, with colors in the most delicate tints and un- 
excelled brilliancy. By mail, postpaid, 40 cts. per doz.; by ex- 
press, $2.50 per 100, $20 per i,qoo 




Gladioli in Separate Colors 
for Florists 



35 cts. per doz., 
$12 per 1,000, by 



Floraeroft mixture Gladiolus 



Each 

Blue $0 10 

Crimson 10 

Violet, White 
Border 10 



Shades of Pink Mixed. 

postpaid; I1.50 per 100, 
express. 

Shades of Red Mixed. 30 cts. per doz.. post- 
paid ; $1.25 per 100, Sioper 1,000, by express. 

Shades of Orange and Yellow. 40 cts. per 
doz.. postpaid; $3.25 per 100, foo per 1,000, 

by express. 

Shades of Striped and Variegated. 40c. 

per doz., postpaid; $2.50 per too, $20 per 
: ,000, by express. 
Shades of White and Light. 35 cts. per 
doz , po5.tpaid ; $2 per 100, $18 per 1,000, by 
express. 

Lemoine's Mixed. 30 cts. per doz., post- 
paid ; $1.50 per ioo,$i2 per 1,000, by express. 

GLOXINIA (Large-flowered) 

Magnificent for house culture, producing in 
great profusion beautiful flowers of the richest 
and most beautiful colors. They succeed best 
in sandy loam and peat, and require a moist 
heat. After blooming, dry off gradually, let 
the bulb remain in the pot without water, and 
keep in a warm place until they show signs of 
starting again. Good strong bulbs. 

Each Doz. 100 

White $0 10 $1 00 $7 00 

Red, White 

Border 10 i 

Spotted 10 I 

7 00 Mixed 10 I 



Doz. 100 
$1 00 $7 00 
I 00 7 00 



00 7 00 
00 7 00 
CO 6 00 



IRIS (Flower-de-Luce) 

Perfectly hardy, beautiful flowers, all colors 



Exqui- 

and need a moist, sunny 



Japanese. 

sitely mottled and veined. Bloom in July, 
situation. 10 cts. each, f i per doz. 
German. These rival the orchid in variety of coloring, shape and 
shading. Perfectly hardy and adapted to all situations. Bloom in 
June. 10 cts. each, $1 per doz. 

LILY-OF-THE-V ALLEY 

Selected 3-year-old Berlin Pips (sand-grown). For forcing, 25 

cts. per doz.; bundles of 25 for 40 cts.; %i.6o per 100, $14 per 1,000. 
If wanted by mail, add 5 cts. per doz. for postage. 
Cold Storage Pips. We are prepared to offer Cold Storage Pips 
all through the summer season. Price on application. 

SUMMER-FLOWERING OXALIS 

The bulbs, when planted about 3 inches apart, produce an un- 
broken row of elegant foliage and pretty flowers, and, as they bloom 
in a very short time after planting, furnish a neat and attractive 
border the whole season. 10 cts. per doz., 50 cts. per 100. 

PEONIES (Hardy Herbaceous) 

These have become indispensable in every garden. They are ail 
hardy and admirably adapted to our northern climate, growing in 
almost all situations, and even flourishing under shade trees. 
Festiva Maxima. The grandest of all white varieties ; a few 
small flakes of red near center. Exceedingly rich and rare. Of 



large size and exquisite form. 60 cts. each, $6 per doz. 



Shades of Red 

Shades of Pink. . 
Shades of White 
Mixed Sorts 



Each 
$0 20 
20 
20 
15 



Doz. 

$2 00 
2 00 
2 00 
I 50 



100 

$10 00 
10 00 

12 00 

8 00 



TUBEROSE 



Excelsior Pearl. We offer choice large-flowering bulbs at 5 cts. 
each, 6 for 20 cts., 35 cts. per doz , 23 for 70 cts., 100 for $2.50, by 
mail, postpaid; by express, 25 cts. per doz., 25 for 40 cts., 100 for 
$1.25. Largest size selected bulbs, by mail, at 5 cts. each^ 6 for 25 
cts., 50 cts per doz., $3 per 100, postpaid. If ordered shipped by 
express, purchaser to pay charges, largest size selected bulbs, 
$1.75 per 100, 200 for $3.25, or $13 per 1,000. 



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NOVELTY ROSES 

Lad y Hillingdon. An exquisite new Rose from England 
— = which promises to be one of the lead- 
ers on this side of the Atlantic. Color is deep yellow, shading to 
orange. Petals are very long, filbert-shaped and good substance. 
Fragrance is delightful. Price, i-yr. size, 35c.; 2 yr., 60c., by express. 

"F!«?a 1*1 a.'f.ft- (H.T.) A superb and distinct novelty with color an 

1 extremely brilliant scarlet. It is a robust grower 

with medium-sized, full blooms, which are produced freely. Price, 
i-yr. size, 35 cts., postpaid; 2-yr. size, 75 cts., by express. 
New Taft Rose. (^■'^■K a profusely-bloommg, bright- 



colored, sweet-scented pink Rose. 



Good 
Price 



bedding Rose, with stem enough for satisfactory cutting, 
i-j'r. size, 50 cts., postpaid ; 2-yr. size, $1, by express. 

New White KiUar ney. This splendid Irish Hybrid 

Tea has certainly come to stay. 

It blooms freely, producing large, waxy white flowers. The fra- 
grance is delightful. White Killarney will be a leading favorite. Price, 
25 cts. each, larger size, 35 cts , postpaid; 2-yr. size, 50c., by express. 

Mme. Maurice de Luze. superb; very la-s-e flowers: 

deep rose -pmk with cochi- 



neal carmine center. Price, 20 cts. 
paid; 2-yr. size, 40 cts., by express. 



each, larger size, 25 cts., post- 



TEN EVERBLOOMING ROSES 

Mme. Eugene Marlitt. One of the most fragrant, vigorous grow- 
ing, abundant-blooming Roses recently introduced. The color is 
a rich carmine-red. 25c. ea., postpaid ; 2-yr. size, 50c., by express. 

Helen Gould. Flowers are extra large, double and deliciously 
sweet; color is rich, vinous crimson, elegantly shaded. It is en- 
tirely hardy and needs no protection, i-yr. size, 25 cts., postpaid ; 
a-yr. size, 50 cts., by express. 

W. R. Smith. Creamy white, flushed and suffused bright rosy 
pink ; flowers large and full ; an excellent variety. 25 cts. each, 
postpaid ; 2-yr. size, 50 cts., by express. 

Clothilde Soupert. Flowers double and deliciously sweet; color, 
beautiful creamy white, deepening at center to a clear bright pink. 
10 cts. each, postpaid; 2-yr. size, 30 cts., by express. 

Grass an Teplitz. Dark rich crimson, passing to velvety fiery- 
red, very bright ; flowers large, full and sweet; blooms constantly. 
15 cts. each, postpaid ; 2-yr. size, 35 cts., by express. 

Mme. Camille. Ro'^v flesh, passing to salmon-pink; full and sweet. 




Frau Karl Druschki, a pure white "American Beauty" 

Duchesse de Brabant. One of the- rinest Roses we have for gen- 
eral planting; color is clear pink : large double flowers. 15 cts. 
each, postpaid ; 2-j'r. size, 35 cts., by express. 
Blumensehmidt. Yellow, outer petals edged with a tint of rose. 

20 cts. each, postpaid : 2-yr. size, 40 cts., by express. 
Souv. de Peirre Netting. This magnificent new Tea Rose is a 
seedling of Marechal Niel and Maman Cochet ; has beautiful foli- 
age and a strong, sturdy habit of growth. Buds are long and 
pointed ; the flowers are very large, perfectly full and double. 
Bright, clear, rich orange-j'ellow, dashed and bordered with soft 
carmine rose. 20 cts. each, larger size, 25 cts., postpaid; 2-yr. 
size, 40 cts., by express. 
Mme. Melanie Soupert. Large, double flowers; fine salmon- 
yellow, suffused with carmine; freely borne on strong branching 
plants; quite hardy. 15 cts. each, larger size, 20 cts, postpaid; 




15 cts. 

2-yr. size, 35 cts., by express. 
Prices 0! Ever'alooming Boses, listed at 15 cts. each, 76 cts. for 6, SI for set of 10, postpaid; 2-yr. size, 
$1.80 for 6, $2.60 for set of 10, by express 



Philadelphia Rambler Rose 



HYBRID PERPETUAL ROSES 

Charles Wagner. Clear, bright red. 20 cts. each., p&stpaid ; 2-yr. size, 40 cts., by express. 
Clio. Flesh color shaded rosy pink. 15 cts. each; 2-yr. size, 35 cts., by express. 
Frau Karl Druschki. Best white Rose in existence. 25 cts. each; 2-yr., 50 cts., by express. 
Gloire Lyonnaise. Creamy white, tinted orange. 15 cts. each; 2-j'r., 35 cts., by express. 
Anna de Diesbach. Carmine-pink ; extra-large. 15 cts. each; 2-yr., 35 cts., by express. 
Magna Charta. Bright rosy pink ; extra large. 15 cts. each ; 2-yr., 35 cts., by express. 
General Jacqueminot. Famous as one of the most magnificent crim.son Roses ever introduced ; 
very fragrant. 20 cts. each, postpaid ; 2-vr., 40 cts., bv express. 

The seven for $1.10, postpaid; 2-'yr. size, $2.25, by express 

EVERBLOOMING CLIMBING ROSES 

Climbing Clothilde Soupert. Strong, vigorous climber. Flowers beautiful creamy white, tinged with 

amber, deepening at the center to bright pink. 
Empress of China. Flowers soft dark red passing to light pink. 

Flower of Fairfield. A sport from the Crimson Rambler, which it resembles, except it blooms all 

summer. l-yr. 25 cts. each, postpaid ; 2-yr. 50 cts. each ; extra 2-yr. 75 cts. each, by e.xpress. 
Marechal Niel. Beautiful large golden vellow flowers ; full, double and fragrant. 

16c. each, 40 cts. for the four; 2-yr., 35 cts. each. $1.10 for the four. 

HARDY RAMBLER ROSES 

White Dorothy. New. Petals crinkled, pure white. 35 cts. each ; 2-yr., 70 cts., by express. 
Philadelphia. Bright rich crimson. 20 cts. each; 2-yr., 35 cts., by express. 
Gardenia, or Hardy Marechal Niel. Beautiful yellow. 15 cts. each ; 2-yr., 35 cts.. by express 
Dorothy Perkins. Clear shell-pink; petals crinkled. 15 cts. each ; 2-vr., 35 cts.. by express. 

The above four for 60 cts., postpaid; 2-yr. size, $1.40, by express 

BABY RAMBLERS 

Crimson Baby Rambler. Free bloomer, bright crimson. 15 cts. each; 2-yr., 35 cts. 
Pink Baby Rambler. Bright pink. 25 cts each; 2-yr., 50 cts. 
White Baby Rambler. Snow-white, great bloomer. 15 cts. each; 2-yr., 35 cts. 
Orleans Baby Rambler. Gernniiim-rcd, white center, i-vr. , 35 cts. postpaid. 

The four for 75 cts., postpaid; 2-yr., $il26,by express 
NOTICE.— I send all 1-yr. Rosas postpaid; 2-yr. plants by express at purohaser'a axpense 
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3tOKE§' (STANDARjD SgBPCIi fiPSES AND PLANTf 



A PAGE OF CHOICE FLOWERING PLANTS 



7 Choice Carnations 
for 60 cts. 

President Roosevelt. Deep rich 
crimson - scarlet, sliaded maroon. 
Free bloomer. 15 cts. 

Enchantress. A grand pink ; one of 
the finest and most wonderful bloom- 
ers. Color rose-piuk. 15 cts. 

Climax. Rich salmon -pink, prettily 
fringed. 15 cts. 

Dorothy. Large, full flowers ; rich 
dark pink. 10 cts. 

Victory. Said to be the finest scarlet 
color of any Carnation. 10 cts. 

Eldorado. Golden yellow flovvers) 
finely penciled with bright red ; 
greatly admired. 10 cts. 

Qaeen. Fragrant ; elegantly fringed ; 
snow-white. 10 cts. 

For 60 cts. I will send the seven choice 
Carnations carefully packed and cor- 
rectly labeled. 

6 Grand Chrysanthe- 
mums for 55 cts. 

President Taft. Petals of purest 

white which closely incurve, forming 

a huge, glistening ball. 15 cts. 
Mary Ann. A beautiful shade of yellow. 15 cts. 
Pacific Supreme. An unusual shade of pink. This variety is a 

seeding from Glory of the Pacific. 15 cts. 
L'Africane. A beautiful bright crimson with reverse old gold. 

Fine stem and foliage. 25 cts. each. 
Old Homestead. Fine large flowers, deep brownish red, passing 

to a rich terra cotta shade ; a strong vigorous grower and abund- 
ant bloomer, hardy. 15 cts. each. 
Magnificent A grand crimson flower with golden bronze reverse. 

Petals intertwine. 15 cts. 
The above choice, large-flowering Chrysanthemums, 3 for 35 cts., 
or 6 for 56 cts., postpaid 

Hardy Pompon Chrysanthemums 

Baby. Small golden flower. Anna Marie. Creamj- white, 

Bouquet. Rich carmine-red. tipped with pink. 

White Flora. White; very good. 
All 0! the above are 10 cts. each, by mail, or the collection of 4 for 
30 cts. 

5 Double Geraniums, 55c. 

Double Gen'l. Grant. Bright vermil- 
ion-scarlet ; best for bedding. 

Jean Viaud. Finest pink, with white 
blotches. 

La Favorite. Elegant flowers of pure 
white. 

S. A. Nutt. The best ; dark, rich 
crimson. 

Mrs. Lawrence. Satiny salmon, tinted 
white ; free flowering, dwarf compact 
habit. 

All of the above are 15 cts. each, 2 for 
25 cts., or tne 6 for 65 cts., by mail, 
postpaid. 

4 Single Geraniums, 45c. 

Jacquerie. Extra -large, single dark 
velvety crimson flowers. 

Mad. Bruant. White ground, penciled 
bright rose. 

Admiration. Bright, rosy pink, shad- 
ing to white center. 

Maxime Kovalevski. A beautiful 
orange shade of Lincoln-red. 

All the above are 15 cts. each, 2 for 25c., 
or the 4 for 46 cts., by mail, postpaid. 




President Taft Chrysanthemum 



5 Finest Fragrant Win- 
ter-Flowering Violets 

Gov. Herrick. New. Large single 

blue flowers. 1.5 cts. 
Russian. Large single flowers of deep 
rich blue ; exceedingly sweet. 15 cts. 
each. 

Princess of Wales. Extra-large sin- 
gle flowers on stems 10 to 12 inches 
high. 10 cts. 
Lady Hume Campbell. Double; 

blue. 10 cts. 
Swanley White. Best white ; dou- 
ble. 15 cts. 
Collection of 6 of the above Violets 46 
cts., by mail, postpaid 

6 Choice Hardy Phlox 
for 60 cts. 

There are no brighter flowers during 
the late summer and early autumn 
months than the hardy Phlox. 
Athis. Tall ; salmon-pink. 15 cts. 
Beranger. White, suffused pink with 

red eye. 15 cts. 
Eugene Danzanvillier. Lilac center 

shading to white at edge. 15 cts. 
Eclaireur. Purplish crimson, light 
halo ; large. 15 cts. 
The best tall early white. 15 cts. 

5 cts. 



Mrs. Jenkins. 

Pantheon. The most beautiful pink 




American Wonder Lemon 



Climbing Vines 

WISTARIA, Chinese Blue. Tall-growing climber ; long, droop- 

iuii violet-purple flowers 20 cts. 
SWEET-SCENTED HONEYSDCKLE, HaUiana. Fragrant 

buff-.nid- white llowers 15 cts. 
Golden-leaved. Sweet-scented. 15 cts. 
CLEMATIS paniculata. One of the finest hardy climbing vines. 
Flowers creamy white; fragrant. Small plants, 15 cts. each, by 
mail; extra 3-year-old plants, 35 cts. each, 3 for$i, by express. 
C. Jackmani. Fine purple flowers. 25 cts. and 40 cts., postpaid. 
C, Madam Edouard Andre. Flowers 4 to 5 inches across ; deep 

rosy pink or red. 2s cts. and 40 cts., postpaid. 
C. Henryi. Elegant, large-flowered, rich creamy white; enormous 

bloomer; very fine. 35 cts., postpaid. 
MOONFLOWER. Rapid summer climber. 

White. Richly scented ; flowers open in evening. 
T?Iue. Exquisite blossoms, large, bell-shaped. 

15c. each, or the two (Blue and White) 
25 cts., postpaid 

Hardy Shrubbery 

Japan Snovpball Spirea, White 
Hydrangea pan. Weigela, Rose 
grandiflora Deutzia, White 

Spirea, Red 

16 cts. each, postpaid; 2-yr. 25 cts. by 

express 

American Wonder 
Lemon 

It grows easily, requiring no special 
care ; fruit large, frequently weighing 
three pounds each. Does well in the 
house. 

20 cts. each, 3 for 50 cts., postpaid; 2- 
yr. fruiting size,50c.and 75c., by express 

Dwarf Otaheife Orange 

This dwarf Orange Tree begins fruit- 
ing at once, and bears flowers and lovely 
yellow oranges all the year round. 
16 cts. each. 3 for 36c., postpaid; 2-yr. 
fruiting size, 50c. and 75c., by express. 



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^19 Market Street. PHIbADELPHIA,PA. 



Fruit and Nut Trees 



APPLES 



Plant 30 feet apart; 48 trees per acre 

Small trees, by mail, postpaid, 20 cts. each, S2 per doz.; 5 to 
6 ft., by express, not prepaid, 50c. each, S5 per doz., $35 per ! 00. 

DWARFS. For garden planting nothing is so pleasing and gives 
such quick returns as the Dwarf Apples. By mail, postpaid, 
40 cts. each, S4 per doz.; by express, not prepaid, large trees, 
40 cts. each, S4. per doz. 

SUMMER 

Early Harvest. Early; pale yellow; fine eating. 

Sweet Bough. Large, pale yellow; tender, sweet. 

Yellow Transparent. Skin clear white, changing to pure yellow 

when fully ripe. Tender, juicj', early. 
Williams' Early Red. Medium summer; large; good for eating or 

cooking. 

Ked Astrachan. Large, crimson; acid; very early; good cooker. 
Summer Pearmain. Medium, oblong; red; flesh yellow, rich, juicy, 
tender and pleasant. 

AUTUMN 

Gravenstein. Large, yellow, striped, beautiful; tender; subacid; 

good market sort. 
Maiden Blush. Large; blush cheek. 




WINTER APPLES 

Baldwin. Bright red; crisp, juicy, rich; 
productive. 

Ben Davis. Striped; good late keeper; 
quality poor. 

Rome Beauty. Large; yellow, shaded with 
bright red. A very profitable and satis- 
factory variety. 

Grimes' Golden. Yellow; high quality; 
rich and tender. 

CHERRIES 

By express only, not prepaid 
Black Tartarian. Large, black, sweet and 
early. 

Oxheart. Large, light, with red cheek; 

solid, meaty, excellent. 
Napoleon Bigarreau. Very large, pale 

yellow, with red cheek. Juicy; good flavor. 
Early Richmond. Red pie Cherry. 
Montmorency. Large, bright red, late. 
4 to 6 feet, 60 cts. each, S5 per doz., S4.0 
per 100 



PEACHES 



Plant 16 feet apart each way; 170 trees per 

acre 

Mayflower. R. Earlier than Sneed, a full 
week earlier. In color, it is red all over. 
It is an extra strong, thrifty grower, a 
heavy cropper, often needing thinning. 
One of the two best early market Peaches 
ever introduced, as well as having good 
color. 

Reeves' Favorite. Y. Large; skin yellow, 
with fine red cheek; flesh yellow, red at 
stone, juicy, melting. 

Elberta. Y. Very large; skin yellow golden 
where exposed to tlie sun, faintly striped 
with red; flesh yellow, very fine grain, 
juicy, rich, sweet and splendidly flavored; 
tree very prolific and presents a handsome 
appearance and a more luxuriant growth 
than the Chinese Cling, of which it is a 
seedling. It is a perfect freestone and one of 
the mo9t successful market varieties. 
Does well everywhere. 



PEACHES, continued 

Foxe's Seedling. R. A very valuable 
Peach, ripening at a time that makes it 
desirable; large, fine quality; fine flesh, 
beautiful red cheek. 

Mountain Rose. Freestone; pink flesh. 

Oldmixon. Creamy white; popular. 

Stump the World. White, red cheek. 

Crawford's Late. Best yellow late; free. 

By express, 3 to 4 feet, 25 cts. each, S2.50 
per doz., SIO per lOO; 4 to 6 feet, 40 cts. 
each, S4 per doz., SI2 per lOO; by mail, 
postpaid, 16 cts. each, SI.SO per doz. 



PLUMS 



Abundance. Rich yellow with blush-red 
cheek. Flesh deep yellow; very prolific. 

Burbank. Orange-yellow, overlaid with 
red. Later than Abundance. 

Red June. Of immense value for its very 
early ripening. The fruit is medium to 
large, roundish conical, deep purplish red, 
very handsome and attractive; flesh pale 
yellow, firm and meaty. 

4 feet, 45c. each, S4. 60 per doz., S36 per 
lOO; 6 feet, 60 cts. each, 6 per doz., 
S40 per 100; small, by mall, postpaid, 
26 cts. each, $2.50 per doz. 



PEARS 



By express only. Plant 15 by 20 feet; 145 

trees per acre 
Clapp's Favorite. Large, early; bright 
yellow. 

Bartlett. The old favorite. 

Le Conte. Bell-shaped; pale yellow; good- 
to plant with Kieff^er. 

Seckel. Small yellowish russet; rich, melt- 
ing, juicy. 

KieSer. Very prolific, fine-looking, not 
good quality. Ripens in October. 

2-year, 4 to 6 feet, 60 cts. each, S5 per 
doz., S30 per lOO; extra 3-year, 60 cts. 
each, 96 per doz. 



GRAPES 



McPike. New black Grape. Very superior 
in quality. Perfectly hardy. Earlier than 
Concord. Bunches large; berries mammoth. 

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Gravenstein Apples 

GRAPES, continued 

Moore's Early. Very early, large black 
Grape; skin thin, flesh sweet. 

Concord. The standard black Grape. Ber- 
ries large, thin skin. Tender, juicy, sweet. 

Niagara. The favorite white Grape. Very 
prolific. Handsome bunches, good shipper. 

Catawba. Dark red, medium-size berry; 
skin thick, flesh pulpy and of best quality. 

Delaware. Small red berry, compact 
bunches, skin thin but firm; juicy and 
very sweet. 

1-year-old, 30 cts. each, postpaid; by ex- 
press, not prepaid, 20c. ea.,S2 per doz.; 
2-year-old, 25 cts. each, S2.60 per doz. 

CHESTNUTS 

Pedigree Japan Mammoth. The tree is- 
decidedly ornamental, productive and 
of dwarf habit, bearing extremely young. 
Trees commence to bear when but two or 
three years old, often producing a large 
crop as they stand in the nursery rows, 
and we have seen burrs containing from 
four to seven large perfect nuts. The size 
of the nut is about four times larger than 
the wild Chestnut, and it is a tree which 
every one should plant. The Japan seed- 
ling is sure to produce nuts, and our long 
experience with the tree teaches us that 
the seedlings are as sure to produce as 
grafted trees, and are longer lived. 

Paragon. A magnificent Chestnut. Hardy 
and productive; nuts large and of excellent 
quality. Burrs of immense size; distinctly 
flattened on top, nuts large, three to five 
in a burr, and covered with hairy fuzz. 
Kernel fine-grained, sweet and of good 
quality. Tree a vigorous upright giower. 

By mall, postpaid, 26 cts. each, S2.50 per 
doz,; by express, not prepaid, 2 to 3 ft., 
30 cts. each, S3 per doz.; 3 to 4 ft., 50c. 
each, S5 per doz. 

OTHER TREES 

English Walnuts, Pecans, Japan Wal- 
nuts, Shellbarks and Downing Ever- 
bearing Mulberries. 

Small trees, by mall, postpaid, SO cts. 
each, $5 per doz.; larger trees, by ex- 
press, not prepaid, 60c. each, S6 perdoz. 



1 ^TOKE §• (Standard ggEolTIi small FI^JITS ^ TRjiis 




STOKES' 
STRAWBERRIES 



In selecting my list of Strawberries it has 
been my aim to offer only such varieties as 
will be sure to succeed in every locality and 
on all kinds of soil. I might easily extend the 
list, but in doing so could not improve on iu 
40 cts. per doz., postpaid; by express, not 
prepaid, 30c. per doz.,8oc. per 1 00, S7 per 
l,000. Write for price In quantity lots:. 
Joe. Perfect bloom. Season medium to late. 
Plant is vigorous and long-lived, and foli- 
age is clean and healthy; flower perfect. 
Productive and carries its fruit well. 
Sample. Imperfect bloom. The plant is a 
strong, vigorous grower, very productive, 
texture firm, making an excellent shipper. 
The berries color all over at once, and look 
very pretty in the package. Large size, 
midseason, fine quality, conical shape and 
regular in form. One of the best for market. 
Saunders. Perfect bloom. Originated by John Little, of Canada. A valuable market berry; a 

good growerand heavy bearer. Fruit large, conical, darkglossy red; quality good. Season medium. 

Stevens Late Champion. The great market berry. Very large and handsome, richly colored and a delightfully flavored Strawberry for the 
table. Its healthy, vigorous growth is phenomenal, sending out its runners until the ground is matted with them, and its great, deep>- 
rooting qualities enable it to produce beautiful berries in a dry season when other varieties are fruitless from this reason; and, coming 
after almost all other sorts are gone. 
MarshaU. Midseason. For home use it is peerless. The first of the extra-large varieties to ripen, and. although of great size, the fruit 

is rarely misshapen. Color is a rich, glossy crimson. Perfect blooming. 
Success. Perfect bloomer. Early, large, fairly firm and of a bright crimson color. It is the best early berry we have yet fruited. If you 
want a large, early berry that will yield, plant Success. 




Stevens Late Champion Strawberry 



Sample Strawberry 



RASPBERRIES 

RED 

King. The earliest Raspberry. Professor Van Deman describes it: 
"Round, medium size; light crimson color; moderately firm, and 
of excellent quality. A seedhng of Thompson, and ripens about 
the same time, but larger and more productive." Mail, postpaid 
75 cts. per doz.; express, not prepaid, 6oc. per doz., S2.50 per 100. 

Cuthbert. The old standard and hard to beat; very productive; a 
rich red, firm and good quality. Price same as King. 

Columbian. Purple. A most vigorous grower, thus enabling it to 
resist drought. It propagates from the tips and never suckers 
from the roots. It is very hardy. Fruit very large, often an inch 
in diameter; color dark red, bordering on purple; adhere firmly to 
the stem, and will dry on the bush if not picked; rich, sprightly 
flavor. The best for canning or evaporating, and probably the 
most productive of all Raspberries. Mail, postpaid, 90 cts. per doz.; 
express, not prepaid, 75 cts. per doz.. $3.50 per 100. 

BLACKCAP 

Cumberland. The business Blackcap. Fruit very large, wonder- 
fully productive 
and absolutely 
hardy. Early. 
Postpaid, 15 cts. 
each, 75 cts. per 
doz. ; by express, 
not prepaid, 60c. 
per doz., $3 per 
100. 

Gregg. The stan- 
dard Blackcap. 
Profitable market 
sort. Postpaid, 
10 cts. each, 75c. 
per doz.; by ex- 
press, not prepaid, 
60 cts. per doz., 
$3 per 100. 



BLACK- 
BERRIES 

Ward. A new Black- 
berry of great 
merit. A very 
strong grower. 
The fruit is black 
throughout and 




Eldorado Blackberries 



BLACKBERRIES, continued 

very prolific, firm and good for shipment, and of highest quality. 
Postpaid. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz.; by express, not prepaid, 
60 cts. per doz., $3.50 per 100. 

Erie. Hardy; productive; large and of good quality. Postpaid, 
10 cts. each, 75 cts. per doz.; by express, not prepaid, 60 cts. 
per doz., S3 per 100. 

Eldorado. The vines are very vigorous and hardy, enduring the 
winters of the far Northwest without injury, and their yield is 
enormous. The berries are large, jet-black, borne in large clusters, 
and ripen together; they are very sweet, melting and pleasing to 
the taste, have no hard core, and keep eight or ten days after 
picking with quality unimpaired. Postpaid. 10 cts. each, 75 cts. 
per doz.; express, not prepaid, 60 cts. per doz.; S3. 50 per 100. 

Lucretia Dewberry. The fruit, which ripens before blackberries, 
is often 1V2 inches long by i inch in diameter; sweet and luscious 
throughout, without any hard center or core. Postpaid, 10 cts. 
each, 75 cts. per doz.; express, not prepaid, 60 cts. per doz., $3.5" 
per 100. 

CURRANTS 

Wilder. In size of bunch and berry, color and quality of fruit, 
the Wilder is much superior to Fay's Prolific. Postpaid, Si. 15 
per doz.; by express, not prepaid. Si per doz., 18 per 100. 

Cherry. Large red. Postpaid, Si. 15 per doz.; by express, not pre- 
paid. Si per doz., S6 per 100. 

Black Champion. The finest black Currant ever exhibited. The 
bunches are very large, and the flavor of the fruit particularly 
delicious. It hangs long on the bushes, and unlike the other va- 
rieties, it will bear the severest pruning without detriment. Mail, 
postpaid. 15 cts. each. Si. 50 per doz.; express, not prepaid, $1.25 
per doz., S8 per 100. 

Fay's Prolific. Color rich red. As compared with the Cherry Cur- 
rant, Fay's Prolific is equal in size, better flavor, with much less 
acid. Mail, postpaid, 15 cts. each, Si, 50 per doz.; express, not 
prepaid, Si. 25 per doz,, S8 per 100. 

GOOSEBERRIES 

Industry. An English sort. Fruit dark red, large and of good 
quality. Season earl)'. Postpaid. 45 cts. each; by express, not 
prepaid, 25 cts, each, S2.50 per doz., SiS per 100. 

Downing. Large, light green; suitable for family use or for mar- 
ket. Postpaid, 25 cts, each; by express, not prepaid, S2 per doz,, 
S12 per 100. 

Red Jacket. This variety is claimed to be mildew-proof. Of Ameri- 
can origin, and very productive of fruit of the best quality. Post- 
paid. 25c., each; by express, not prepaid, S2 per doz,, S12 per 100. 



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IMPLEMENTS AND GARDEN TOOLS 

Asparagas Buncher, "Philadelphia" (1). Greatly im- 
proved over old stj'le. Knife guard, strong catch, $1.50 each, 
$16 per doz. No. i Buncher, makes 3-inch to 3^2-inch bunches, 

6 to 9 inches long, Si. 50 ; special attachment for 2-inch bunch. 
25 cts. extra. No. 2 Buncher, makes 4-inch to 5-inch bunches. 

7 inches to 10 inches long. Si. 50. No. 3 Long Green Buncher, 
makes 4-inch to 5-inch bunches, 8 to 12 inches long, Si. 75. 

Berry Press (2). No. i, $3. 50; No. 2, $4.50; No. 2K, $5.50; 
No. 3, $6.50. 

Cider Mills, "Buckeye" (3). The best, strongest mill made. 

Junior, $12 ; Medium, $i5 ; Senior, $21. 
Cookers. For cooking stock foods, or preparing lime, sulphur 
and salt spraying mixtures. 
"Reliable" (4). For wood, 20 gal., $6; 35 gal., $S; 50 gal.. 

$10; 100 gal. , $12. 
Circular Steel Boilers (5). 36 gal., $10; 48 gal., $12. 
Corn Planters (6). Automatic hand. $1.75. 
Corn Shellers, "Red Chief." For box, $2. 

"Invincible" (7). Single hole, |8. "Lightning." Two-hole. 
Sis- 
Dibbles (8). For transplanting. Steel, 50 cts.; brass, 60 cts. 
Drills, " Planet Jr." See third cover page. 
Dock Extractor (9). $1.50. 

Floral, or Garden Sets. For ladies and children. 50c. to Si 
Forks, Hay. 2-tine, 80 cts.; 3-tine, 90 cts. 
Spading. D-handle, 4-tine, $1.10; 5-tine, $1.35. 
Manure. D-handle, 4-tine, 85 cts.; 5-tine, $1.25. Long handle 
4-tine, 90 cts.; 5-tine, $i.io. 
Fruit Pickers. Wire, with brass eye, 35 cts. 
Fumigators, "Eureka." No. i, $1 ; No. 2, $1.50; No. 3, $2. 

"Perfection" (10). No. I, $2.75; No. 2, S3.25 ; No. 3, 53-75. 
Garden Lines. 60 ft., 30 cts.; 90 ft., 60 cts.; 120 ft., 75 cts. 
Garden Reels (11). Iron, small, 65 cts.; galvanized, single, 

$1.25; galvanized, double, $1.75. 
Grindstones, "Farmer's" (12). i8-in., S3. 25; 20-in., S3.50 ; 

24-in., S4.50- 
Guards, for Trees (13). Wire, $1.25. 
Hoes (14) . In variety. 

Half Moon. 3-in., 40 cts.; 4-in.,45 cts.; 5-in., 50 cts.; 6-in..55c. 
Square. 6-in., solid shank, 50 cts.; 7-in., 55 cts.; 8-in.. 60 cts. 
Bateman Field (15). sJ^-iii. blade, gi.io; 6;^-in., Si. 25; S- 
in., S1.45. 

Hoe and Rake, combined. 4-prong, 50 cts.; 6-prong, 60 cts. 
Warren. Small, 65 cts.; large, 75 cts. 
Tomato, Transplanting (16). Short-handle, 65 cts. 
Scuffle. English. 4-in., 50 cts.; 5-in., 55 cts.; 6-in., 65 cts.; 7- 

in., 70 ots.; 8-in., 75 cts.; lo-in., $1. 
Celery Hoes. For hilling celery. 14-in., S1.25. 
Horse-radish Graters (17). Steel pin. No. i, S7.50; No. 2 

$8.50; No. 3, with lever tread, S12. 
Knives, Asparagus (18). 30 cts. each, $3.25 per doz. 
Edging (19). For trimming edges of walks. .American, 50 ct.s. 

English, 8-in., S1.50; 9-in., Si.75- 
Budding, "Saynor's" (20). English, i blade, $1.35 ; 2 blades. 

$1.75. German, i blade, 75 cts. American, i blade, $1 ; 1 

blades, $1.25. 

Pruning (21). English, i blade. Si. i.S. .American, i blade. 6oc, 
Pruning and Budding. 2 blades, $1.25. 

Plant Stands (22). Wooden, 3-shelf, Si-.=;o: wire, 3-shelf, S,^. 

4-shelf, S3.75- 
Rakes. In varietur. 

Steel. Short teeth, for w-alks. 14 teeth, 40 cts.; 16 teeth, 5c 

cts.; 18 teeth, 60 cts. 
Steel. Garden. 6 teeth, 25 cts.; S teeth, 30 cts.; 10 teeth, 35 

cts.; 12 teeth 40 cts.; 14 teeth, 45 cts.; 16 teeth, 50 cts. 
Steel Bow. 9 teeth, 30 cts.; 11 teeth, 40 cts.; 13 teeth, 50 cts.; 

15 teeth, 60 cts. 
Hustler Lawn. Galvanized wire, 50 cts. 
Wooden. 40 cts. 

Automatic. Self-cleaning. 26 teeth, 70 cts,; 38 teeth. Si. 

Lawn and Scarifying. 50 cts. 

Hay and Straw. 8 and 10 teeth, 30 cts. 

Root Cutters (23). No. 7, for poultry, $5. 

Banner. No. 20, $8.50; No. 15, $9.50. 
Rubber Hose (24). 8 to 15 cts. per foot. 
Saws, Pruning (25). i6-in., 75 cts.; i8-in. , 90 cts. 
Scissors. Grape Thinning, English, Si ; Fruit 



Gatherers, hold after cutting, American, 25 cts.: 



; 20- m., $1.10. 
and Flower- 
imported, $1. 



78 



l^^lXQIiE^^ SgEPa^ i GENERA SUPPLIES 



Scythes (26). American, $i ; American, brush, 90 cts.; English, 

lawn, riveted back, $1.25; snathe, or handle, 75 cts. 
Scythe Stones, "Darby," 10 cts. "Talacre" (27), 15 cts. 
Seed Sowers, "Little Giant," $1.50. "Cahoon" (28), 83.25 
" Wheelbarrow," $y. 

SHEARS 

Grass Border (29). 8-in. blade, $2; lo-in., $2.50; with wheel, 

8-in., $2.50; lo-in., $3. 
Lawn. Two wheels, g-in. blade, for cutting under fences and 

shrubs, $2.50. 

Perfection Pruning (30). 7-in., $2; 8-in., $2.25; g-in., 82.50. 
Grape Pruning. One size, 50 cts. 
German Pruning (31). 8-in., 50 cts 
German. Small, nickel, $1. 
Lopping (32). Long handle, 75 cts. 
Waters' Tree Pruning (33). 4 ft., 

$1; 10 ft.. Si. 15; 12 ft., $1.25. 
Hedge, English (34). With notch, 8-in 

in., $2. 

Sheep (35) . For grass. 50 cts. and 75 cts. 

SHOVELS 

LONG HANDLE ^ , 

Each 

Ames, round point $1 35 

Imperial, round point i 00 

Jackson, round point i 00 

Imperial, square point .. . I 00 

SHORT HANDLE 

Ames, round point i 

" square point i 

Imperial round point 
" square point 



g-in., 65 cts. 



75 cts.; 6 ft., 85 cts.; 8 ft. 



iSi.50; g-m., Si. 75; 



SCOOP 

Each 

No. 2, lo-inch mouth {to 90 

No. 3, ii-inch mouth i 00 

No. 5, 12-inch mouth I 15 

No. 6, 13-inch mouth i 20 

SNOW SHOVELS 



All steel, long handle 60 

All steel, short handle ... 60 
Adams, wood 60 



35 
25 
I 00 
90 

POTATO SCOOP 

Wire, made of heavy steel wire, very substantial i 75 

Sickles, or Grass Hooks. American (37), 25 cts.; English 

(36), riveted back, 50 cts.; Little Giant (38), 50 cts. 
Sieves (39). i8-in., any mesh, 75 cts.; 20-in., any mesh, 85 cts. 



Ames Steel . . 

D-handle 

Long Handle. 

Nursery 

Drain 



SPADES 



Horticultural, Zinc . 

" Brass 



SYRINGES 



Each 
$1 3.S 
I 00 
I 00 
I 7.S 
I 3,5 



I 00 
I 50 



HOTBED AND COLDFRAME SASH (40) 

Regulation Unglazed. 3x6 ft., for 6x8-in. glass, of white pine. 

$1.50 each, $15 per doz. 
Extra Fine Unglazed. Made from red gulf cypress, finished 

edges, requiring ioxi2-in. glass, 3x6ft. 81.75 ea., $18 per doz. 
Extra Fine Glazed. 3x6 ft., with three rows of ioxi2-in. glass, 

painted two coats white. S4 each. 
Thermometers. Tin, Japanned, 15 cts.; Hotbed or Mushroom, 

81.50; Incubator, 50 cts.; Self-registering, 82.50. 
Tree Tubs (41). Cedar. No. o, 27-in.,85; No. i, 25-in., $4.50; 

No. 3, 2i-in., 83-25; No. 5, i8-in., 82.40: No. 7, 15-in., 8i-75- 
Traps, "Olmsted" (42) (Mole). The best, $1.50. 
" Out-of- Sight" (Rat). 20 els. each, $1.50 per doz. (Mouse.) 

10 cts. each, 25 cts. for 3, 75 cts. per doz. 
Trellis. In assortment of shapes and sizes. 25 cts. to $2. 
Trowels. 10 cts., 15 cts. and 20 cts.; steel, 35 cts., 40c. and 50c. 

Transplanting (43). 35 cts. 
Twines. Cotton, lb. 30 cts.; Jute, lb. 15 cts.; Flax, lb., 25 cts. 
Watering Pots (44). Galvanized, short spout, 4-qt., 40 cts.; 6- 

qt.,50Cts.; 8-qt.,65 cts.; lo-qt., 85 cts.; i2-qt.,8i; i6-qt., 81.50. 

Tin, painted green, i-qt., 20 cts.; 2-qt., 25 cts.; 4-qt., 35 cts.; 

6-qt., 45 cts.; 8-qt., 60 cts.; lo-qt., 75 cts. Heavy galvanized, 

long spout, 4-qt., fi.50; 6-qt., 8i-75; 8-qt., $2; lo-qt., 82.25; 

1 2-qt., 82.60. 

Water Barrel (45), Truck and Leaf- rack (46). i^-in. 

wheels, $g.25 ; 2'A-m. wheels, $10; 3H-in. wheels, 810.75. Large 

box for truck (47), 83- Leaf-rack for truck, 84.50. Sprinkler 

attachment (48), 83. 
Weeders, "Excelsior" (53), 10 cts. Three Prong (50), 15 

cts. "Lang's" (51), 25 cts. Combinations (52), 25 cts. 

"Cleveland" (49), lawn, 50 cts. 
Wheelbarrows (54). Wide tread. No. 3, 83 .50; No. 4, 84; No. 

5, $4.50. 

Wire. Galvanized. Per stone of 12 lbs.. No. 16, 85 cts.; No. 18, 
81 ; No. 10, 8'-io; No. 20, $1.15. 




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Oliver Chilled Plows (55). No. lA, $5 ; No. Ac, $7.25 ;No. 10, 
$8.50; No. 19, complete, $14. 

The Market Gardener's "Boss" Plow (56). This Plow is 
fitted with three moldboards, one very small for loosening up 
root crops, and two larger ones. Also a very large double 
moldboard for ridging and furrowing. Price, with three mold- 
boards and one extra share, $5 ; double moldboard (57) 
extra, Si. 50. 

"Acme" Pulverizing Harrow, Clod Crasher and Level- 
ler (58). Is adapted to all soils and all work for which a har- 
row is needed. It is the cheapest and best riding harrow on 
earth. 

No. 23, 2-Horse, 6 ft. Cut, Riding $17 00 

" H, I " 4" 4 in. Cut, Riding 14 50 

" G, I " 3" " Walking 11 00 

Prices do not inchjde whiffletrees or neckvoke. 
"Buffalo Pitts" Disc Harrows (59). All steel, spring flexi- 
ble disc spading harrow. 2-horse size, i6-in. discs, $22. 
Lever Spring Spike-Tooth Harrow (60). The best Spike- 
Tooth Harrow made. Teeth can be set at anj' angle. 60 teeth, 
$13-50. 

«*IRON AGE" CULTIVATORS AND 
WHEEL HOES 

Detailed circulars of any of these tools to be had on application 
"Gem" Single Wheel Hand Hoe. Fitted with 5 steel Each 

cultivator teeth, only $3 25 

" Single Wheel Hoe (61) , complete 450 

" Double " " " 5 50 

" Landside (62) Plow for either style 80 

" Hand Plow (63) i 25 

" Double Wheel Attachment for Single wheel 

"Gem" I 00 

" Onion Set Gatherer 65 

"Advance" Fertilizer and Pea and Bean Drill 6 50 

"New Model" Seed DriU (64) 7 50 

"IRON AGE" HORSE TOOLS 

"Dixie" Plain Cultivator J3 00 

"Iron Age" Plain Cultivator 3 50 

" 7-Tooth Cultivator, Plain 4 50 

Horse Hoe Attachment for "Iron Age," per pair i 50 

6-ineh Sweep to complete Horse Hoe 25 

Wheel Attachment, complete 40 

Leveller Attachment, for covering 75 

Adjustable Weeder Attachment, complete, per pair.. 2 00 

DIAMOND-TOOTH HARROW (65) 3 75 

Diamond- Shaped Teeth, each 10 

Sweep Attachment 85 

"Iron Age" Steels (66), per set (5) 50 

Eureka Seed Drill (67). For kitchen-garden and hotbed. i 00 
Norcross Weeder (68). A first-class labor saver. It will save 
its cost in a day. It is especially recommended for use in hard 
ground, to cultivate between closely set crops. A handy tool 
in the flower- and vegetable-garden. Price, $1. 

DAIRY SUPPLIES ^ach 

Bull Guard. A perfect tamer $5 00 

" Leaders. Fasten in nose. Small, loc; large 15 

" Rings. Copper, 2-in. 20c.; 2%-in. 25c.; 3-in 30 

Butter Color. 6-oz. bottles, 25c.; per qt.,$i ; gal.. Si. 75. 

Moulds. Reid's, S1.40; Seeley's (69), Klb. 50c.; lb. 75 

" Paddles 20 

" Prints, Round (70). }^lb. 30C.;lb 40 

" Printers, Lever (71). Either K or lb 8 00 

" " "Lafayette." Either H or lb 10 00 

" " " Complete with table 1500 

$1 extra for initials or monogram. 
" and Cheese Tryers. Polished steel. 5-in.,$i.io; 

6-in., $1.35 ; i8-in i 75 

" Workers (72). Reid's, No. 4, capacity 10 lbs., $4 ; 

No. 3, 20 lbs., $5; No. 2, 30 lbs., $6; No. i, 50 lbs. 7 00 

Calf Feeders (73). Small's 2 00 

Extra Nipples Per doz., $2.50. . 25 

Calf Weaners (also Anti-Cow Suckers). Harvey's (74), 
for calves, 40c., cows, 50c.; Rice's (75), No. i. 25c., No. 2, 

43c., No. 3. 60c.; Hoozier (76), calves 75c., cows I 50 

Churns, Cylinder (77). No. i, 2 gals., $1.75 ; No. 2, 4 gals., 

$2; No. 3, 7 gals 2 50 

" Spains (complete). No. i, gqts., S4.50; No. 2, 15 
qts., $5 ; No. 3, 20 qts., $5.35 ; No 4, 24 qts., $6; 

No. ,s, 32 qts., $6.7.>; ; No. 6, 44 qts 7 75 

Shipping Butter Boxes (79). Capacity, 20 lbs., $2.75 ; 30 
lbs,, $3.25; 40 lbs., $3.80; 56 lbs., 54; 80 lbs., $4.40; 96 lbs., 

J^.6o ;'i2n lbs 4 80 

MUking Tubes (80) . Silver-plated, three sizes, each 30 

Thermometers (81). Floating glass dairy doz. $i.6o.. 15 



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GENERA SUPPLIES 



LAWN REQUISITES 

stokes' Ball-Bearing Lawn Mowers (82). 14-inch, $7; 16- 
inch, $7.50; 18-inch, $8; 20-inch, $8. 50. 

Continental Hand Lawn Mowers, High wheel, 15-inch, $12; 
17-inch, $13.50 ; 19-inch, $15 ; 21-inch, $16.50. 

Pennsylvania Horse Lawn Mower (83). 30-inch, 4-knife, 
draft irons only, $60; 30-inch, 4-knife, with seat and shafts, $72. 

Horse Lawn Boots (84). Per set, $8. 

Capitol Lawn Trimmer (85). For trimming around edges and 

flower beds, $6. 
Boss Hand Lawn Rollers (86) — 





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Rubber Garden Hose, Chicago Electric. (See No. 24, page 

78.) K-inch. The best Rubber Hose made. Cut to any 
length, 20 cts. per foot; 50 feet and over, 18 cts. per foot. 
Other Makes. 10 cts., 12 cts. and 14 cts. per foot. 
Hose Reels (87) . All Iron. No. 10. Capacity 100 feet of Hose. 
$2. 75. No. 20. Capacity 150 feet of Hose, S3. 25. No. 30. Ca- 
pacity 300 feet of Hose, $5. 
Wooden. Capacity 75 feet of Hose, 75 cts. 
Hose Menders, Cooper's (88). Copper, K-inch, 10 cts. each, 
Si per doz. 

Perfect Clinch (89) . 10 cts. each, $1 per doz. 
Lawn Sprinklers, Midget (90). All brass, $1.25. 

Pluvius (91). 24-inches high, $1.25. Others in variety. 
Gem Hose Nozzle (92) . 35 cts. each. (Other makes. ) 
Brass Hose Couplings (93). J^-inch, 15 cts. per pair, $1.60 doz. 

pairs; i-inch, 35 cts. per pair, ?4 doz. pairs. 
Royal Hydrant Attachment (94). 30 cts. 



PUMPS AlVD DEVICES FOR SPRAYING 

I CARRY A FULL LINE OF SPRAYING APPARATUS 

The Auto-Spray (95). Used by all the large fruit-growers for 
spraying. It operates with compressed air ; safe and eflfi- 
cient; liquid capacity, 4 gals.; pressure capacity, 40 pounds. 
Galvanized iron, $4.50; brass, $6.75. If Auto Pop Nozzle is 
desired with the above, add $1. 
Auto Hose Cock No. 1 (96). $1.25. 
Two Row Attachment (97). $1.50. 
Two-Foot Brass Extension (98) . 50 cts. 
Brass Elbow (99). 50 cts. 
The Auto Whitewash Machine and Spray Pump (100). 

Capacity 8 gallons. $12. 
** Cyclone" Atomizer Sprayers (101) . Tin, socts.; brass, $r. 
Myers' Bucket Pump (102) . $2 75. 

Elmpire King Spray Pump (103). Will spray the largest or- 
chards ; has two nozzles. Price, without barrel, J13 ; mounted 
on barrel, $16; mounted on barrel with 2^-inch tire wheel- 
truck, $21. Extra barrels, with trunions, $2.50. 

Acme Powder Gun (104). A simple, practical implement for 
the extermination of potato bugs and all kinds of insects, 
flies, etc., the pests of house and garden. Net price, single, 
f I ; double, fi.50. 

Improved Little Giant Duster (105). Distributes all kinds 
of powder. $6. 

The Brownie Duster (106) . Particularly useful for indoor, as 
well as outdoor work, wherever a dry powder is required. $4. 

Champion Paris Green, or Dry Powder Gun (107). For 
distributing dry insecticides and fungicides. Sure, rapid, 
safe, strong and cheap. $8. 

Dickey's Bug Death Duster. The best as well as the cheap- 
est shaker on the market. 25 cts. 

Rubber Atomizers (108) . Useful for sprinkling house-plants 
and also for spraying hellebore and Bug Death. Either style 
of neck. Small size, 50 cts.; large size, $1. 

Woodason's Powder and Spraying Bellows (109). The 
best bellows for applying all kinds of insecticides and fungi- 
cides in liquid or powder form. Double Cone Powder, $3; 
Large Single Cone Powder, $1.75 ; Small Single Cone Pow- 
der, $1; Large Spray, $1.75; Small Spray, $1.25; Sulphur 
Powder, $1 .50. 

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INSECTICIDES AND FERTILIZERS 



INSECTICIDES 

Aphis Pank. A paper which when burned gives off dense fumes 
of nicotine. For aphis, thrip, red spider, and white and green fl3-. 
Plcg. 60 cts., 12 pkgs. $6.50. 

Arsenate of Lead. For spraj'ing for leaf-biting insects and to 
prevent codling moth. Dilutes i to 25 gals. Per lb. 25 cts., 5 lbs. 90 
cts., 10 lbs. S1.60, 50 lbs. $7. 

Bordeanx Mixture (Paste). For blight, mildew and fungous dis- 
eases. Dilute 1 to 50 in water. Qt. 35 cts, gal. 90 cts., 5 gals. $4. 

Bug Death. To be used instead of Paris green, .'^pply pure. Not 
poisonous to persons. Lb. 15c., 5 lbs 50c.. 12Y2 lbs. Si, 100 lbs. 
$7.50. (Special Shaker for Bug Death, 25 cts.) 

Copper Sulphate. For making Bordeaux mixture (4 lbs. of Cop- 
per Sulphate, 6 lbs. of lime, 50 gals, of water). For spraying potato 
vines in connection with Paris green. Lb. 10 cts., 10 ibs. 90 cts., 
50 lbs. $4. 

Cut-Worm Food (Warncke's). Will save your plants from this 

pest. Has been tested for greenhouse and outside work. 1 lb. 

pkg. 25 cts. (by mail, 45 cts.), 5-lb. box 85 cts., 10 lbs. $1.35, 25 lbs. 

$3.10, 50 lbs. $4.50, 100 lbs. I8.50. 
Fly Knocker (Conkey's). Protects cattle and horses from flies; 

non-poisonous. 1 qt. (makes 2 gals, of "Fly Knocker") 35 cts., 

2 qts. 60 cts., gal. $1. 
Fir Tree Oil. For mealybugs, red spider, green flies, etc. Kpt. 

40 cts., pt. 65 cts., qt. $1.25, gal. U- 
Fir Tree Oil Soap. A soap with Fir Tree Oil as a basis, dissolved 

in water and used as a spray. Mlb. 20 cts., 2-lb. can 65 cts. 
Grape Dust. For mildew, aphis, black flies, and other insects and 

fungous diseases. Good for grape-vines. 5 lbs. 30 cts., 25 lbs. $1.25. 

Hellebore. A powder for rose bugs, currant worms, and other 

soft-shell inspcts. Apply dry or in liquid form. M\h. 10 cts., YAh. 

15 cts., lb. 25 cts., 5 lbs. $1. 
Kerosene Emulsion. Diluted in water makes a spray for lice on 

rose bushes, fruit bushes, trees, etc. Paste, lb. 20 cts., 5-lb. 

can 75 cts., 25-lb. can J3. Liquid, per qt. 35 cts., per gal. 90 cts. 

Land Plaster. Apply about 1,000 to 1,500 lbs. per acre. For a top 
dressing on sour and wornout soils, also for mixing with Paris 
Green. 5 lbs. 15 cts.; 30 cts. per 25 lbs.; 50 lbs. 50 cts., 85 cts. per 
100 lbs.; 200 lbs., $1.50; $10 per ton. 

Lime Sulphur. For destroying scale. Dilute i gallon to 15 gallons 
of water. Pt. 15 cts., qt. 25 cts., K gal. 40 cts., gal. 70 cts., 5 gals. 
S2.15, 25 gals. S6.25, 50 gals. $10. 

Lemon Oil. For mealy bug, scale, thrip, and red spider. Kpt. 25 
cts., pt. 35 cts., qt. 65 cts., }2gal. $1.10, gal. $1.75. 

Lice Paint, "Vigor." For lice in poultry houses, on horses, cat- 
tle, and hogs. i-qt. can 35 cts., 2-qt. 60 cts., i gal. $1. 

Lice Powder, "Vigor." Kills lice, mites, flies, and ticks on 
animals and poultry. 5-oz. box 10 cts., 15-oz. box 25 cts., 48-oz. box 
50 cts., loo-oz. box $1. 

London Purple. Used instead of Paris green, not being so strong 
and less dangerous, i lb. 25 cts., 5 lbs. $1.10. 

Nocoticide. Used as a spray or vapor for thrip, aphis, white flj' 
and red spider. J^pt. 70 cts., Kpt. $1.25, pt. S2.50, qt. $4.50. 

Paris Green. For potato bugs, for spraj'ing. i lb, to 50 gallons of 
water or 100 lbs. of land plaster. Mlb. 20c., lb. 30c., 5 lbs. $1.25. 

Pyrox (Bowker's). A paste for leaf-biting insects. Combined Bor- 
deaux and arsenate of lead. Dilute i lb. to 5 gallons of water. Lb. 
25 cts., 5 lbs. $1, 10 lbs. $1.75, 25 lbs. $4, 100 lbs. $I3.50- 

Scalecide. For San Jose Scale. Dilute i gal. to 20 gals, of water. 
Qt. 45 cts., gal. $1, 5 gals. S3.25, 10 gals. $6, 30-gaI. bbl. |i6, 50 gal. 
bbl. S25. 

Slug Shot. For currant worms, rose slugs, cabbage worms, etc. 

5 lbs. 30 cts., 10 lbs. 55 cts., 25 lbs. $1.25, 100 lbs. $4.75. 
Sulphur (Flowers). Used in greenhouses for mildew. Lb. 6 cts., 

5 lbs. 25 cts., 25 lbs. $1.10, 100 lbs. $3.50. 
Snipho Tobacco Soap. For insects and vermin on plants, cattle, 

dogs and poultry. Per cake 10 cts. and 20 cts. 

Sulphur Candles. For disinfecting rooms. 25 cts. each ; postpaid, 

35 cts., S2.50 per doz., by express. 
Sheep Dip (Cooper's). For killing lice and insects on sheep and 

animals. Per pkg. $2, to make 100 gallons of dip. 
Tobacco Dust. Pure ground tobacco (not ground stems). For 

dusting on leaves to destroy insects. Lb. 5 cts., 10 lbs. 35 i ts., 25 

lbs. 75 cts., 100 lbs. S2.50. 



Tobacco Stems. For fumigating greenhouses ; steeped in water 

as a spra\-. Lb. 5 cts., 40 cts. per bus. bag, per bale Si. 50, per 

1,000 lbs. S5.50, per ton $io. 
Tree Tanglefoot. A paste for tree trunks to prevent insects 

crawling up. Lb. 28c., 3-lb. can 80c., 10-lb. can $2.50. 
Weed Killer. For preventing weeds and grass growing on paths, 

drives and gutters. %gal. 75 cts., gal. I1.25, 5 gal. $6, 10 gal. Su. 

1 gal makes 50 gals, liquid. 
Whale Oil Soap. For mild forms of scale and for washing off 

house plants, etc. i-lb. cake 15 cts., 5 lbs. 60 cts., 10 lbs. $1. 

FERTILIZERS 

Write for Special Prices In Quantity 
Acid Phosphate. Apph' 1,000 lbs. per acre. Used for mixing with 

other fertilizers to increase the phosphoric acid analysis. In 200- 

Ib. sacks only, $2, $14.50 per ton. 
Ashes, Canada Unleached Hardwood. Indispensable as a 

lawn dressing, or to apply to orchards. They should be applied 

late in fall or early spring, so that the rains and snows may leach 

the Ashes and carrj' the elements down to the roots of grass and 

trees. Apply about 1,000 pounds to the acre. 100 lbs. gi. 50, bbl. of 

200 lbs. $2.50, ton $20. 
Blood ( Dried ) . Apply 300 lbs. per acre. Good for flowering plants, 

like roses, carnations, etc., its chief element being nitrogen. 5 lbs. 

30 cts., 10 lbs. 50 cts., 25 lbs. jii.io, 50 lbs. $2, 100 lbs. $3.75, 200 

lbs. $6.75. 

Pure Groand Bone. Animal bones furnish the soil with the essen- 
tial requisite of nitrogen as well as phosphoric acid. The most 
substantial fertilizer for lawns and plants. Feeds the soil for fully 
ten months after application. 5-lb. bag 25 cts., 25 lbs. 75 cts., 100 
lbs. $2., sack of 200 lbs. $3.50. ton $32. 

Bone Flour. Ground very fine ; excellent for pot-plants or beds 
where an immediate effect is wanted. 5 lbs. 25 cts., 25 lbs. $1, 100 
lbs. $2.50, bag of 200 lbs. $4.50. 

No. 1 Bone Phosphate (2-8-2). The leading ammoniated phos- 
phate and the best for general purposes. In making new lawns 
or golf links this is the best fertilizer for immediate effect. 100 lbs. 
S1.50, 200-lb. bag $2.75, ton 525. 

Gilt-Edged Potato Manure (2-8-10). Made expressly for white 
and sweet potatoes and tobacco. Keeps tubers clean and smooth. 
200-lb. bag $3.50, ton 532. 

Kainit (German Potash Salt). Most useful for making "Com- 
mercial" fertilizers, or can be used alone. If used on lawns it 
should be spread during winter. 100 lbs. $1.25, 200 lbs. $2, ton $1$. 

Lawn Dressing (Odorless). scientific food for lawns. Guaran- 
teed. 10 lbs. 40 cts., 25-lb. baggi, 50-lb. bag $1.75, loo-lb. bag $3. 

Manure. We can supply first-class ]\orse and cow manure in car- 
load lots only. Prices quoted on request. 

Muriate of Potash. The standard potash fertilizer. Useful in 
connection with soiling crops which furnish nitrogen. 5 lbs. 35c., 
10 lbs. 50 cts., 50 lbs. $1.75, 100 lbs. $3, 200 lbs. $5.50, ton 550. 

Nitrate of Soda. A fertilizer for all crops. Quick in action, and 
hastens maturity of crops fully two weeks. Should not lie applied 
until the plants are above ground, when 100 to 300 lbs. per acre 
should be sown mixed with wood ashes or land plaster. 5 lbs. 30 
cts., 25 lbs. $1.25, 50 lbs. $2, 100 lbs. S3. 50, 500 lbs. ,Si5, ton S58. 

Plant Food (Bowker's). A. concentrated chemical fertilizer for 
house use; perfectly odorless. J^lb. pkg. 15 cts.; by mail, 24015.; 
1-lb. pkg. 25 cts.; bj- mail, 40 cts. 

Poudrette. Made of night soil. 100 lbs. S1.50, 200 lbs. S2.50, Mton 
58, ton $15. 

Salt (Agricultural). For top-dressing gardens or asparagus beds. 
100 lbs. $1, 200 lbs. Si. 50, ton Sio. 

Sheep Manure (Pulverized). A pure natural manure and a 
most nutritious food for young plants. .-Xs a lawn top-dressing it is 
uiiequaled. 5-lb. pkg. 25 cts.,' 10 lbs. 40 cts., 50 lbs. Si-50. 1°° 'bs. 
S2.50, 500 lbs. $12, ton $32. 

Sterlingworth Plant Food Tablets. Contain nitrogen, am- 
monia, phosphoric acid and potash. A new, scientific, odorless, 
concentrated fertilizer for potted plants. If your house plants are 
not doing well, they need these tablets. Trial size, 10 cts., post- 
paid ; large size, 25 cts., postpaid. 

Sulphate of Potash. Apply 100 to 125 lbs. per acre, usually with 
other fertilizers. Lb. 10 cts., 5 lbs. 40 cts., 10 lbs. 70 cts., 25 lbs. 
$1.50, 50 lbs. $2.25. 100 lbs. $4, 200 lbs. $7.25. 



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[[gTOKE^^ gTA^ GENERA SUPPLIES 



POULTRY, PIGEON AND BEE SUPPLIES 

I issue a special catalogue of these, and v/ill mail it on request 
(Prices subject to market change) 

"Vigor" Beef Scraps. loo lbs. $3. 25, 5oolbs.$i5, perton, S58. 
"Vigor" Scratch Food. 100 lbs. $2, per ton $38. 
"Vigor " Pigeon Food. 100 lbs. $2.50, per ton $48. 
" Vigor" Mash Food. 100 lbs. $2, per ton $36. 
"Vigor"Chick Food. 100 lbs. $2.50, soolbs. $11.25, pertonjf42. 
"Vigor" Developing Food. 100 lbs. $2.25, 500 lbs. $11. 
"Vigor " Broiler Mash. 100 lbs. S2.25, 500 lbs. $u. 
" Model" Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.75. 
"Cyphers" Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.75. 
" Success" Chick Food. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $2.75. 
Uveco Developing Chick Grain. 50 lbs. $1.50, 100 lbs. $3, 500 
lbs. |i3 75- 

Spratt's Chicgrain. 5 lb. carton 25 cts., 25 lbs. 90 cts., 50 lbs. 

$1.60, 100 lbs. S3. 
Chick Manna. 5 lbs. 40 cts., 15 lbs. package |!i.io, 60 lbs. case 
bulk $4.20. 

Cut Clover Hay. 50 lbs. $1.10, 100 lbs. $2, 500 lbs. $9.50. 
Green Cat Alfalfa. 50 lbs. f i.io, 100 lbs. $2, 500 lbs. $9. 
Mica Crystal Grit. 100 lbs. 75 cts., 500 lbs. $3. 
Charcoal. 50 lbs. $1.10, 100 lbs. $2, 500 lbs. $8.75. 
Conkey's Roup Cure. $1, 50 cts. and 25 cts. packages. 
"Oculum." Inoculate j'our fowls and prevent disease. By 

mail, 50 cts. and Si- 
"Vigor" Roup Cure. 50-ct. and 25-ct. packages, by mail. 
Madoc Gape Cure. 20 cts. and 35 cts. 

Rust's Havens' Climax Condition Powder. 25c., 50c. and $1. 

Lambert's Death to Lice. 25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 

"Vigor" Lice Powder. 25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 

Model Lice Dust. Can 25 cts. 

Conkey's Lice Powder. 25 cts., 50 cts. and $1. 

Conkey's Lice Paint (Liquid), i gal. $1, 2 qts. 60c., I qt. 35c. 

*'Vigor " Lice Paint. 1 gal. $1, 2 qts. 60 cts., i qt. 35 cts. 

Spratt's Dog Cakes. 3 lbs. 25 cts., 6 lbs. 50 cts., 25 lbs. $1.75, 

50 lbs. $3, 100 lbs. $5.25. 
Essex Model Incubators (110) . No. o, 100 eggs ; price $17.00. 

No. I, standard, 175 eggs; price $23.00. 

.No. 2, standard, 27,s eggs; price $32.00. 
Essex Model Brooders (111). 

Boston Dry Food Hoppers (112) . Large size $1, small 90 cts., 

chick size $1 . 

Sexton Dry Food Hoppers (113). Large size $1, small 75 cts. 
Acme Drinking Fountains (114). 2-gal. size $1, l-gal. 75 cts., 
^-gal. 50 cts. 

Grit and Shell Hoppers (115). Galvanized iron 50 cts. each, 

S4.50 per doz. 

Model Wall Fountains (116). 2-gal. size 75 cts., i-gal. 50 cts. 
Sanitary Stone Fountains (117). i-gal. 50 cts., i4-ga.\. 40 cts., 
I qt. 30 cts. 

Norwich Automatic Feeder (118). 8-qt. hopper $2.50, 14-qt. 
hopper $3.25. 

Apex Chick Feeders (119). 9 holes 75 cts., 6 holes 50 cts., 3 
holes 25 cts. 

"Philadelphia" Fountains (120). 4-qt. 50 cts., 2-qt. 35 cts., 
l-qt. 25 cts. 

Perfection Egg Crates (121) . 30-doz. size $1.25. 

Eyrie Egg Shipping Box (122) . 2 sittings, 20 cts. each, $2 per 

doz.; I sitting, 15 cts. each, $1.50 per doz. 
Empire Shipping Coop (123). Single bird (in flat) 90 cts., pen 

size (in fiat) $1.25. 
Poultry Leg Bands, »' Pliant " (124). Aluminum, 100, 65 cts.; 

50, 40 cts. 

Poultry Leg Bands, Climax (125). too, 65 cts.; 50, 40 cts.; 15 
cts. per doz. 

Poultry Leg Bands, Smith's Double Clinch (126). 100, 65 

cts.; 50, 40 cts. 

Model Toe Marker (127) . For marking little chicks 35 cts. 

Poultry Killing Knife (128) . French. 50 cts. 

Poultry Killing Knife (129). Ideal. 50 cts. 

Wilder, Electric Lighted Thermometer (Novelty) (130). 

For incubators. $2.50. 
Incubator Thermometer, Model (131) . 50 cts. Tycos. 60c. 
Brooder Thermometer. Upright. 50 cts. 
Egg Tester (132) . 25 cts ; by rnail 35 cts. 

Caponizing Instruments (133) . Wigmore set, $2.50 ; Phila- 
delphia set, $2.25. 

Mann's Green Bone Cutters (134). No. 5 B. with balance 
wheel, $8. No. 7, see illustration, $12. 

Root's Bee Hives. 8-frame hive set up $3.15, in fiat $2.35. 

Comb Foundation. Medium brood lb. 58c.; thin brood lb. 70c. 

See Smokers. Cold blast 55 cts., standard 85 cts. 

Prices of other bee supplies furnished on application 



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WALTEP^P. STOKES • 219 Market §^eet. PHIbADELPHIA, PA. 



Pages 

Vegetable Seeds — General List i-44 

Stokes' Leaflet Essays Free 54 

Books for the Farm and Garden 54 

Vegetable Plants 45 

Tree Seeds 45 

Farm Seeds, Field Corn, Grain, etc. .46-48 



INDEX 

Pages 

Fodder Plants, Millet, etc 49, 50 

Lawn Grass Seeds and Mixtures 51 

Grass Seeds and Mixtures 52 

Clover Seed and Alfalfa 53 

Flower Seeds 55-68 

Flower Seed Collections 54 



Pages 

Bulbs 72, 73 

Climbing Vines 69 

Flowering Plants 75 

Small Fruits 76 

Fruit and Nut Trees 77 

How to Order, Liberal Premiums .2d cover 



Vegetable Seeds 

PAGE 

Artichoke 2 

Asparagus 2 

Asparagus Roots 2 

Beans .3-5 

Beets 6-8 

Brussels Sprouts 3 

Cabbage P-ii 

Carrots. ... 53 

Cauliflower 12 

Celery 15 

Chicory 8 

Collards 8 

Corn Salad 8 

Corn 16, 17, 46, 47, 50 

Cress 8 

Cucumbers 18. 19 

Dandelion 13 

Eggplant 13 

Endive 14 

Herbs 45 

Horse-Radish 14 

Kale 14 

Kohlrabi 14 

Leek 14 

Lettuce 20, 21 

Martynia 22 

Melons, Musk 23, 24 

Melons, Water 27, 28 

Mushroom Spawn 22 

Mustard 22 

Nasturtiums 22. 61 

Okra, or Gumbo 22 

Onion 29-31 

Parsley 34 

Parsnip 34 

Peanuts 34 

Peas 32, 33 

Peppers 34 

Potatoes 35 

Pumpkin 38 

Radish 36, 37 

Rhubarb 37 

Sage 45 

Salsify 39 

Spinach 39 

Squash 39 

Thyme 45 

Tobacco 45 

Tomato .40-43 

Turnip 44 



Farm Seeds page 

Barley 48 

Beans, Velvet 49 

Broom Corn 48 

Buckwheat 48 

Clovers 50 

Corn, Field 46 

Corn, Kaffir 50 

Fruit Trees Seeds 45 

Grasses 51. 52 

Millets 50 

Maize, Milo 50 

Oats 47 

Peas, Cow 49 

Peas and Oats, Canada 

Field-. so 

Rape 49 

Speltz, or Emmer 48 

Spring Rye 48 

Spring Wheat 48 

Sugar-Cane 50 

Sunflower 48, 67 

Teosinte 50 

Vetches 49 

Flower Seeds 

Abronia 70 

Abutilon 70 

Acroclinium 70 

Adlumia 69 

Adonis 70 

Ageratum 56 

Alyssum 56 

Amarantus 70 

Ampelopsis 69 

Antirrhinum 56 

Aquilegia 70 

Asparagus 69 

Asters 55 

Balloon Vine 69 

Balsam 56 

Balsam Apple 71 

Begonia 70, 72 

Bellis. See Daisy 58 

Brachycome 70 

Browallia 70 

Cacalia 70 

Calceolaria 68 

Calendula 70 

Calliopsis 70 

Campanula 56 

Canary Bird \'ine 69 

Candytuft 57 



Flower Seeds, con. 

PAGE 

Cannas 70. 72 

Canterbury Bells 56 

Carnations 57, 75 

Castor-Oil Plant 66 

Celosia 58 

Centaurea 57 

Chrysanthemums . .58, 75 

Cineraria 68 

Clarkia 70 

Clematis 69, 75 

Cleome 70 

Cobaea 69 

Cockscomb 58 

Coleus 68 

Coreopsis 70 

Cornflower 57 

Cosmos 58 

Cyclamen 68 

Cypress Vine 69 

Dahlias 72 

Daisy 58 

Datura 70 

Delphinium 58 

Dianthus 59 

Digitalis 58 

Dolichos 69 

Dracaena 70 

Eschscholtzia 70 

Evening Primrose 70 

Everlasting Flowers. ... 70 

Ferns 68 

Forget-me-not 59 

Foxglove 58 

Gaillardia 70 

Geraniums 68, 75 

Glowing Ball 60 

Gloxinia 68, 73 

Godetia 70 

Gourds 69 

Grasses 70 

Grevillea 70 

Gypsophila 70 

Helianthus 67 

Heliotrope 70 

Hibiscus 70 

Hollyhock 59 

Honeysuckle 75 

Humulus 69 

Ipomoea 69 

Japanese Kudzu Vine.. . 69 
Jerusalem Cherry 70 



Flower Seeds, eon. 

PAGE 

Kenil worth Ivy 69 

Lantana 70 

Larkspur 58, 59 

Lathyrus 69 

Lobelia 60 

Love-in-a-mist 60 

Lychnis 70 

Marigold 60 

Marvel of Peru 70 

Matricaria 71 

^Maurandia 69 

Mesembrj-anthemum.. . 71 

Mignonette 60 

Mimulus 71 

Moonfiower 69. 75 

Momordica 71 

Morning-Glory 69 

Myosotis 59 

Nasturtiums 61 

Nicotiana 60 

Nigella 60 

Pansy 62 

Passion Flower. 69 

Petunia 63 

Phlox 63-75 

Pinks 59 

Poppy 63 

Portulaca 71 

Primula 68 

Pyrethrum 71 

Ricinus 66 

Rudbeckia 71 

Sage, Scarlet 66 

Salpiglossis 66 

Salvia 66 

Scabiosa 71 

Scarlet Runner Beans . . 69 

Schizanthus 71 

Sensitive Plant 71 

Smilax 69 

Snapdragon 56 

Stevia 71 

■Stocks 66 

Stokesia Cyanea 66 

Sunflower 67 

Sweet Peas 64. 65 

Sweet William 71 

Thunbergia 71 

Torenia 71 

Tropaeolum 69 

Verbena 67 



Flower Seeds, con. 

PAGE 

Violets 71, 75 

Wallflower 71 

Wild Cucumber 69 

Wild Flower Garden 

Mixture 67 

Wistaria 75 

Zinnia 67 

Plants 

American Wonder 

Lemon 75 

Deutzia 75 

Dwarf Otaheite Orange 75 

Hydrangea 75 

Roses 74 

Spirea 75 

Strawberries, etc 76 

Vegetable Plants 45 

Bulbs 

Begonias. Tuberous.. .72 

Caladiums 72 

Calla 72 

Cannas 72 

Cinnamon Vine 72 

Dahlias 72 

Gladioli 73 

Gloxinia 73 

Iris 73 

Lilies 72 

Lily-of-the- Valley 73 

Oxalis 73 

Peonies 73 

Tuberose 73 

Miscellaneous 

Asparagus Bunchers. . . 2 

Bee Hives 83 

Dairy Supplies 80 

Dog Cakes 83 

Farmogerm 53 

Farm and Gar. Tools 

78, 79, 80 

Incubators and Brood- 
ers 83 

Insecticides 82 

Peach Pits 45 

Planet Jr. Tools, 3d cover. 

Poultrj' Supplies 83 

Shrubs, Hardy Orna- 
mental 71-75 

Tape, Red 2 




Pups from this Stock $10 to S15 each 



Scotch Collie Dogs 

The Collie is the most intelligent of all dogs, is easily educated, 
a good watch-dog and protector of our yards and herds, a house- 
hold pet and children's friend, a loyal and affectionate comrade and 
messenger. 

In every poultry establishment, or dairy or stock farm, there is 
enough for an intelligent Collie to do to save the employment of an 
extra hand. It pays to take pains with him, as a Collie is whatever 
we make him. 

PRtCE, SlO to SIS each 

POULTRY AND EGGS FOR SETTING, of all Breeds. 
JERSEY RED PIGS. 10 weeks old, Sic each, pair S18, trio S24. 



J. HORACE McFARLAND COMPANY. HORTICULTURAL PRINTERS, HARRISBURO, fA. 



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MY RESPONSIBILITY- 
failure to secure proper i 
Seeds, if immediately ad\ 

Seeds, Bulbs or Plants sold by me. and I will not be in any way responsible for the crop. If the purchaser does not accept the coods on thp'sp "tpVmQ 
at once to be returned and the money refunded.-WALTER P. STOKES. k » uii uiese lerms 



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ORDER SHEET for Stokcs^ Standard Seeds plants, bulbs, etc. 

Walter P. Stokes, of the late firm of Johnson ^ Stokes 

219 Market Street, PHILADELPHIA, PA. 





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DIRECTIONS FOR ORDERING SEEDS BY MAIL 

At prices quoted in this catalogue, I deliver free in the United States to any Post 
Office, Express Office, or Freight Station at my option. Vegetable and Flower Seeds 
by the packet, ounce and pound. Grass Seeds, Farm Seeds, Potatoes, Implements, In- 
secticides, etc., go by Freight or Express at purchaser's expense. 

On Beans, Sweet Corn and Peas, by the pint and quart, I quote prices both ways, 
by mail postage paid, and by freight or express, so that they can be ordered sent 
either way as desired. 

I guarantee all shipments of Seeds, Bulbs, Plants, Implements, Live Stock, etc., 
shall reach the purchaser safely and in good condition. 

CASH SHOULD ACCOMPANY THE ORDER 

I will be responsible for money sent to me bv P. 0. Order, Express Money Order, Bank 
Draft, Express or by Registered Letter. Have them made to tlie order of Walter P. Stokes. 




PnRWARn RY jSfafeonthls line whether wanted) 
runnAHU DI \ j,, |y|aj|_ ^jp^jj, freight / 

YOUR NAME 

STREET ADDRESS (IF ANY) 

POST OFFICE . 

COUNTY 



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EXPRESS OR 1 
FREIGHT office/ 

DO YOU GROW FOR MARKET? 



AMOUNT ENCLOSED 

Post-Office Money Order S 

Express Money Order . 

Bank Draft . . . _ 

Cash, Notes and Silver 

Postage Stamps . . 

(2-ct. stamps preferred) 

Total . . S 

DATE, 1912 



IMPORTANT PLEASE write your address plainly and in full in the blanks above ; also keep your order separate from other matters you may wish to write 

lllirun I HI1 1 . about. This enables us to fill orders more rapidly and correctly, and your inquiries will receive more prompt attention. Duplicate Order Sheets sent on request. 



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Planet Jr Gardenlbols 





SPECIAL "PLANET JR." TOOL CATALOGUE MAILED ON REQUEST 

These useful tools add much to the joy of gardening. With the Drills, the seeding may be done in one-fourth of the time required to 
do it by hand and far better, producing a more even crop and with a great saving of seed. With the Hill Droppers, there is also a great 
additional saving of labor in hoeing and thinning. The Wheel-Hoes, with their attachments for cultivating, hilling, furrowing, covering, 
etc., are great labor-savers, and their use is pleasant, easy exercise. They are built substantially and will last with care a long time. 

^'Planet Jr." Hill and Drill Seeders 

The seeding may be done \ ery much more rapidly than by hand and 
very much more evenly, producing a uniform crop and with con- 
siderable saving of seed. Tlie Hill Droppers also make a great ad- 
ditional saving of labor in hoeing and thinning. The New "Planet 
Jr." Hill and Drill Seeders are the very best seed planters made. 
They will sow seeds either in a continuous row (thick or thin, shal- 
low or deep) or they may be set to plant any desired quantitj' of 
seed at regular distances apart — 4, 6, 8, 10 or 24 inches. They open 
the furrow, drop the seed, cover and roll it, and mark the ne.xt row 
at one operation and as fast as a man can walk. The flow of seed 
may be instantlj- shut off, thus preventing waste when turning. 




No. 25 Hill and Drill Seeder 

This combined machine is intended for gardeners who have a 
large enough acreage for a Double Wheel-Hoe to be used to good 
advantage, and prefer not to buy seeders and wheel-hoes separately. 

.•\s a seeder it will f-ow in drills any thickness or drop in hills 4, 6. 
8, 12 or 24 inches apart, and has feed, hill-dropping mechanism, and 
automatic device for stopping the feed, and also the new seed 
iiide.x. It is thoroughly substantial and is accurate in planting all 
kinds of garden seeds in either hills or drills. 

The change from Drill to Wheel-Hoe and back again is quickly 
made, and the entire combination is one we can heartily recommend. 

"Planet Jr." Whccl-Hoes and 
Cultivators for Hand-power 

These Wheel Cultivators make the care of your garden a pleasure, 
enabling a man or woman to care for five times as much ground as 
could be done with the ordinary hoe. They will last a long time. 

The Double Wheel-Hoes, while they work ecjually well between 
the rows of plants, are especially adapted for straddling one row, 
working close to both sides of the plants until they are 20 in. high. 

The 'Single Wheel-Hoes are rather lighter than the double 
wheel, and while the wheel can be set on the side of the frame, en- 
abling both sides of one row to be hoed at one time, yet they are best 
adapted for working between two rows of plants. 



PRICES "PLANET JR." 
WHEEL-HOES 



No. 11 Double Wheel-Hoe. . 

No. 12 " " . . 

No. 13 " " . . 

No. 16 Single " 

No. 17 " " . . 

No. 17 H " " 

No. 18 " " . 



Hoes 


Culli- 
v.itor 
Teeth 


Plows 


Rakes 


Leaf 
Lifters 


Price 


6-in. 


4-in. 


3-th. 


5-th 


2 


2 


4 


2 


2 


2 


2 


S8 50 


2 




4 


2 






2 


6 50 


2 














4 2S 


2 




3 


I 


I 


I 


I 


5 35 


2 




3 


I 








4 50 


2 




3 










4 00 


2 














3 00 



Fire Fly Wheel Garden Plow. A large plow only. $2.25. 




No. 6 Drill as a Single Wheel-Hoe 



PRICES "PLANET JR." HILL AND DRILL 
SEEDERS 


Wheel 
In. 


Capacity 
Qts. 


Price 


No. 6 Combined Hill and Drill Seeder, Wheel- 










Hoe, Cultivator and Plow. The newest and 












16 H 


2 


$13 


00 


No. 6 Hill and Drill Seeder, without attachments 


16 H 


2 


10 


so 


No. 5 Hill and Drill Seeder. A special size with 






large hopper for market - gardeners, sugar-beet 










growers, etc 


16 H 


S 


12 


so 


No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder. Very popular size. . 


II 


2 


8 


so 


No. 4 Hill and Drill Seeder, combined with 








Single Wheel-Hoe, Cultivator and Plow 


1 1 


2 


10 


50 


No. 3. Hill and Drill Seeder. .\ popular size for 








market-Kardeners, larue private and hotel gardens 




3 


10 


00 


No. 25 Hill and DriU Seeder and Double Wheel- 












II 


2^2 


13 


00 




No. 8 Horse-Hoe and Cultivator 



**Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator 

These are splendid implements without a peer, as labor-savers. 
They are made entirely of steel, are light and easily handled, and 
yet the frames are e.xtra long and high and strong. The teeth, hoes, 
etc., are of the highest quality of steel, carefully and scientifically 
shaped and curved. The cultivator teeth can be set at different dis- 
tances; the seed hoes to the Horse-Hoe can be set so as to throw 
much or little soil either to or from the plants. The lever wheels 
regulate the depth at which tne machine runs. The lever expanders 
widen or narrow the implements to work in uneven rows and can be 
changed as the horse is moving. The handles can be adjusted to 
suit the operator. 



PRICE-LIST OF "PLANET JR." HORSE-HOES 



No. 8 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Has lever ex- 
pander and lever wheel and depth regulator. Runs steady as a clock. 

No. 7 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Same as No. 8 
except it has no depth regulator and does not run so steady 

No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Same as No. 7 ex- 
cept it has a plain wheel setting with bolts instead of the lever wheel. 

No. 9 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Without any wheel. 

No. 4 "Planet Jr." Horse-Hoe and Cultivator. Has plain wheel 
and without expanders 

No. 4 "Planet Jr." Plain cultivator only, without wheel (wheel 
extra. 75 cts.) 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow, Cultivator and Pulverizer. 
Complete 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow, Culdvator. Without pulverizer. 

"Planet Jr." 12-tooth Harrow. Without pulverizer and wheel. . . 



Price 



$8 50 

8 00 

7 25 
6 so 

6 25 

4 00 

8 50 
6 90 

s 70 




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